1. Introduction

Introduction to the Video Programme – Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits

We all have a collection of mental Self-Limits that put unconscious restrictions on what we say and how we behave. They’re like a double-check on what we might do. Or like an emergency brake on what we might accidentally say. Most of the time these Self-Limits are useful. They stop us from looking stupid. They keep us from biting off more than we can chew. And they make sure we don’t say or do something to annoy people or to damage our status.

But when we want to make an important change at work, or when we need to get something difficult done, and especially if we’re already under pressure, the Self-Limits have a strong tendency to really hold us back. They can make us second-guess ourselves. Or worse, they can make us actually fail.

My name is Nick Robinson and this video is the introduction to my programme, Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits.