Quote #118: “The Only Limit To Our Realization of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts of Today”

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

When I work with my coaching clients, we always do various forms of questionnaires, and include their perspectives on the obstacles they face on their journey to personal success.

A number of personal character traits and habits often get revealed during these discussions. It’s clear that the most limiting, destructive belief of all is self-doubt: fear prevents us from making the effort in the first place.

A common question coaches ask is “If you knew you could not fail, what could you accomplish with your life?” We then follow this with a series of “what elses?” to help people explore the potential cost of this self-doubt.


How can you summon the courage to experience self-doubt and yet still take the actions needed to realize your brighter tomorrows?

The Quotable Coach on OC Talk Radio – Recording Now Available

If you weren’t able to listen to my recent interview with Doug Gfeller on OC Talk Radio, you haven’t missed out.

Doug has posted a recording of the interview on his Podbean site, This Week on The Coaching Perspective.

As well as discussing The Quotable Coach, we also talked about my coaching work (through Barry Demp Coaching) and my business strategies.

Click here to find out more, and to listen to the recording.