“The sky is the limit!” Is it really?
Think about limits.
Limits limit us. Don’t get me wrong; thank goodness for some limits that set good parameters and are good for sanity and civility; like speed limits.
However, there are some limits that are detrimental to progress and a critical one is limited thinking.
Think for a moment – where do you put limits on yourself MENTALLY? What do you tell yourself in your mind FIRST that prevents you from even trying or moving forward? How many dreams, desires, or goals are limited by your self-defined limits?
Take a moment and dwell on this quote by the great Bruce Lee:
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
I have tried to think about what occurred for Bruce Lee to have this thought. His talents and gifts required him to go beyond; to not place limits on his physical ability. I’m sure he had to always train harder to become stronger and better. Even more so; with his talent and abilities, I imagine he also had to condition his mind to be strong mentally in the face of an opponent or opposition.
As also emphasized in this quote; limits produce domino effects that carry over into your work, life, church, family, behavior, and more.
This year; I have used the key words, perspective and mental shift, in several discussions with my clients and peers.
I have always been a forward thinker; a go-beyond thinker. I attribute this to my faith, my hope, and my drive. But more importantly, I want this for you too.
- Take the time to reflect
- Condition and strengthen your mind
- Keep all things in proper perspective
- Shift your mentality
- Maintain hope and optimism
Please leave a comment below or email me directly to share how you have gone beyond in your life? Or I would love to hear your thoughts about the quote by Bruce Lee.
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