A wall that keeps you insulated from feeling life fully. A wall that keeps space between you and authentic relationships (romance, friends, family, etc.) so no one ever has the opportunity to hurt you (or so you think). A wall of self-taught lies about what you are and are not capable of. A wall of perception colored by worst case scenarios. A wall of unrelenting fear.
We are born wall-less. We acquire walls slowly over the course of our lives. Walls even get built faster at some points—usually during periods of trauma or distress. With every little hurt, we add a brick to our wall.
We carve out meaning in our lives when we’re willing to take a hard look at the walls we’ve built and decide what needs to be broken down. We carve out more meaning in our lives when we take a hammer—otherwise known as courage—and start breaking down the bullshit stories we’ve been telling ourselves about how things are, who we are, what the past means, and what the future holds.
If you want to be successful, there’s literally nothing stopping you aside from the walls you’ve built for yourself.