If you put fleas in a shallow container they jump out. But if you put a lid on the container for just a short amount of time, they hit the lid trying to escape and learn quickly not to jump so high. They give up their mission for freedom. After the lid is removed, the fleas continue to be imprisoned by their own self-policing.
The stories we tell ourselves become the limit to our potential. Always question your excuses. Don’t let your fears imprison you in a world of low expectations.
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