If we could only see what we cannot see…
Most of us have relatively few limits. Yes, we have physical limits, especially as we age, but these only matter if we are trying to perform an extraordinary physical feat. We have limits, in that there are laws and regulations that govern certain things we can and cannot do, but these only matter if we are looking to operate outside of what is legal.
The limits I speak of are our limits to imagine and pursue our dreams and aspirations. In this area, we have few true limits (especially in a free country). We might choose to point a finger at certain things and call them limits. Perhaps finances, knowledge, market conditions, obstacles, competition, opposition, etc. could be limits if our perspective is wrong.
The operative word is choose. When we choose to see outside forces as limits, instead of challenges, we are choosing to limit what we will do in our life. We are limiting ourselves to doing only that which is easy or readily accepted. In other words, we stay stuck. When you imagine the thing that is in your heart to do, you can easily find many many reasons that would get in the way and that might inhibit your ability to accomplish it. But you only need one reason why you can achieve it. Just one. And guess what?
There is always a way. There is always a reason you can succeed. Because whatever is in your heart to do is within your zone of blessings to do. Or it wouldn’t be there. The bigger challenge, is that instead of seeing the thing we would attempt to do, we see the things that get in the way. It has been written “without vision, the people perish.” You must see beyond what you can see. You must be your own “imagineer” (Disney term). Your only real limits rest between your ears. Decide now, that you will not live a life of “what if” but instead you will live the joy of “I will.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”- Henry David Thoreau