Don’t Put Limits on Yourself

Today, all things are possible. Don’t put any limitations on yourself.

When you put limits on yourself you are actually telling yourself you are not capable enough, not strong enough, or not brave enough. You say you can’t, so you don’t. You close yourself off from potential opportunities, new experiences and new friendships.

When you say you can’t do something, or cannot reach a goal you set for yourself, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You believe you can’t so you do not, and then say ‘see, I knew I couldn’t do it’. The truth is that you most likely can.

This doesn’t mean you do things that would bring you harm or hurt others. There is a difference between understanding what one should and can do and telling yourself you are not capable. Don’t confuse the two. Everyone has a moral compass and it should be used when making decisions on what is safe or harmful, or judging good versus bad; right versus wrong.

You may have to take a different approach to something because of limitations, but it doesn’t mean it is not achievable. I’ve seen some incredible things in my time, where if the person limited themselves they would not have lived their dream. One example was watching a one armed golfer hit a hole in one. If he had decided he could not golf because he didn’t have two arms, we would not have witnessed the joy on his face and celebrated along with him. Instead, he said ‘I can’ and found a way to adjust and accomplish his goal.

Be like that golfer … don’t put limits on yourself.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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