Daily Nugget of Gold 661
You Have Infinite Potential
Much of the time we think of ourselves, we are decreeing to ourselves those things we perceive that we can’t do. We sometimes use age as the excuse, other times we use our physical condition as the “reason” we can or can’t do something, but no matter what we come up with as a limiting factor- the limits we set are more in our minds than anywhere else. Human history shows us that we are vastly selling ourselves short when we do this, though. People have come to do incredible things against unbelievable odds with their lives. Some people don’t let shortcomings stand in their way, these people have an understanding about the infinite nature of our capabilities.
“Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make very small use of their possible consciousness, and of their Soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.” – William James
We live in a universe we’ve crafted for ourselves which has placed bindings on us, but we would do well to understand that the only limits we have are those we set ourselves. One thing we can do is to get better acquainted with success stories of people who have either come back from dismal failures or injuries, or who have just succeeded where all others have failed. Take the four minute mile barrier for example, people thought it was physically impossible. They thought people who would approach it would have a heart attack. Then someone, namely Roger Bannister, ran a mile in just under four minutes. Since that time many athletes have surpassed his speed to complete it in less time and today running a four minute mile is a fairly common standard among male runners.
“Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential.” -Tony Buzan
Infinite potential. Dwell on that for a while. Think of yourself as a limitless being, someone who has power and reach far beyond your physical body. Get in the habit of canceling those limits we normally place on ourselves. Do away with your fears by understanding that there is no quicker way to eliminate a fear than by doing what it is you fear to do! Just remember this, whenever someone has placed a limit on human achievement, it seems someone comes along to break that barrier. Be a no boundaries type of person. When you begin to live without limits your life will take on far more meaning and you’ll feel so much better about yourself.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I really drive the point home to myself that I am a limitless being?”
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