Don’t Keep Your Limitations

“Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them.”

At first glance, that seems to be a ridiculous statement. Why would anyone defend their limitations? Why wouldn’t they strive to get past them and be successful?

The truth is, we all make excuses. We hide behind our limitations because it can feel safe there. But what if we struck out, without fear, and tried to surpass them.

“Why would I want to keep my limitations?”

Let’s not get comfortable keeping things that we should throw away

Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to think differently in her book Big Magic. She writes . . .

This was a really weird battle for me to be fighting. Defending my weaknesses? That’s seriously the hill I wanted to die on?”

So, let’s live up to the challenge. Let’s blast past limitations, and create something new. And let’s do it now. It’s time to live more courageously.

My List of 2019 Reads – I read this one last year, still catching up on this list