“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” ~Arthur C. Clarke
It seems that everything in life has a limit, whether we imposed them on ourselves or they are imposed upon us by others. Some of these limits hinder us, some are necessary for life and safety. Driving around town or on the Freeway, the government imposed speed limits to prevent traffic chaos.
When you find a great sale, the store imposes a quantity limit on the amount you can purchase.
When you purchase a home, the bank imposes a credit limit.
There are limits to how much you should eat.
Limits to how many days off you can take from work.
And as with any limit, when we push across the line – there are consequences.
So, what about the limits imposed on our potential?
The ones we have been programmed to accept, the limits that constantly tell what we can or can’t have. Those that relate to what we deserve, how much money we should earn or how successful we become. The key is to not be blinded by all these limitations, but to push past the boundaries despite repercussions, it’s more uncomfortable to sit in conformity than to break out of a limiting life.
The most impeding limits are limiting beliefs. These beliefs about our growth and potential could have been planted by someone- but not because someone planted the seed means you have to water it and reinforce those beliefs.
Ask yourself- “What limiting belief is playing in my head and keeping me from soaring? Some people say it’s better to be safe than sorry. But really … if you always play it safe, you might be sorry! At the end of the day, we regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did!
©Etta D. Richards