There is a saying you often hear, “Don’t go around burning bridges”. This is a phrase created for our safety. So if something bad should happen, we can just go back and retreat across the bridges into safety.
This is good and all for a mediocre life. However if you want to live an amazing, abundant-inspiring life, you’re going to have to hold a torch now and again.
After all, when the Greek arrives on the Trojan shore in the Iliad, they burned their boats behind them. It sent a message to every troop there. That the only way they were going to leave this place was either through death or victory. Do you imagine which one they wanted more?
Though this example is extreme, it is important to recognize that sometimes bridges are crutches. They will only allow you to go so far into uncharted territory before you scurry back inwards.
You can burn your bridges mentally by making the decision that you will never give up. That you will never give in, nor heed to the dream-stealers that attempt to tear at your goals.
A person I know decided he would be an entrepreneur that traveled the world with only computer in hand to build his business. You know what he did? He quit his job, bought a one-way ticket, a good backpack and shoes and began his journey.
He burned all the bridges.
It was either time to make it or get crushed. And because burning these bridges, for the first time he is making money outside of a job that is supporting himself. And soon that income will grow even further to support his dreams of traveling the world forever.
By burning his bridges, it realigned with his mind that this is the only way out. The only way to get to happiness and security is by going forward.
When you have this mentality, you become almost unstoppable. Because now your mind is looking for opportunities, any at all, that it can clutch to reach your goals. It is frantically searching for a method to make things work because there is no other option left.
It is indeed a very powerful psychological condition. For anyone seeking to truly transform themselves, this is the only psychological condition you should be in. As it is the only one powerful enough to revolutionize your entire mind, body and soul.