Remove These Thoughts To Excel

Want to improve? Want more success? Ready to see even bigger changes this year? I hope so. Me too.

We all have limiting thought patterns, that can hold us back and keep us from getting to the next level. The key is identifying which ones you use, and working to change them. Once you are aware, you’ll be more likely to catch yourself and consider a new way of looking at the situation.

Think about these examples and see if there are any thoughts that you can let go of so that you can continue to improve and see results.

3 Thoughts To Let Go Of

1. Let go of the perception of overnight success.

Good things take time. Results take a lot of effort. It’s not likely that your business will boom overnight. It’s not likely that you’re going to put 50 lbs on your Deadlift overnight either. If you want to improve, you have to embrace the journey and realize that it will take time. When you begin to feel frustrated about your lack of progress, meet with a coach to see if there are any aspects of your health or fitness that you’re neglecting. Then come up with a focused plan that you will have help with.

2. Let go of the idea that it’s too late.

It’s never too late – never, never, never. You aren’t where you thought you’d be at this stage of the game? That’s okay, don’t give up if you really want it. Someone else is advancing more quickly than you? Who cares, encourage them and get back to what you are focused on doing. No matter how old you are, or how long you’ve been pursuing this, it is never too late.

3. Let go of unhelpful thoughts and words.

Each day, focus on eliminating negative thoughts and words. Try with all of your might, to not talk down to yourself or anyone else. Notice the negative thoughts and stop yourself. When you can remove your sabatoging self-talk, and replace it with more helpful language, you’ll feel better immediately.

Start letting go of those 3 thoughts, and focus on improving your mindset so that you can be your best. Like I always say, your thoughts either help you or they hold you back. You’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of when your mind is working FOR you and not AGAINST you. 


I’m Dawn Fletcher, the owner of Driven Mind. I help driven-individuals perform better and achieve greatness in all that they do.

Reader Interactions


  1. Melissa says

    Thank you for this! I have been trying to feel better about not getting something something at the gym as fast as others have….this was a great reminder to just keep doing what I am doing. It WILL happen.

  2. Jeff Carpenter says

    Thanks for sharing this. #2 hits home for me. It seems that a lot of people I know have the idea that its too late to start or im too old for this and so forth.

    My view is that no matter when it is, now is always the right time to start. So now can never be too late.

    Great post.

  3. Joel says

    Great article Dawn! We’re definitely sold the myth of overnight success through popular media. It’s important to realise that anything worthwhile takes time.

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