It’s hard to imagine a world or a life without limits.
We live in a world of limits. There seems to be only so much time, so much money, and so much love. We are taught to save, conserve and preserve. Whole industries are built around the concept that there is not enough. But that’s not the way the universe works.
The Universe is limitless
In Stephen Hawking’s The Grand Design, he says, “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.” He’s referring to the concept that whole universes can appear out of nothing.
There are people now and throughout history who have understood and put this into practice. They know there is no limit to what they can achieve.
People like Elon Musk who is creating new ways of traveling on earth and into space. People like Mark Zuckerberg who created a new way of communicating and sharing across time and space. People like Thomas Edison who brought light where before there was darkness.
These and many other people are living proof that perceived limits can be ignored. They saw limits as ‘naysayers’ and the ‘establishment’. Limits are set by habits, complacency, and the status quo.
Have you ever imagined a life or world without limits?
The universe doesn’t put limits on us, we put limits on ourselves. We are the ones that say we are too young, or too old. We are the ones who say we’re not good enough or our ideas will never work.
How many ways do you limit yourself?
We create limits when we say ‘no’
We’re not implying you should say yes to everything, but we are saying it is important to understand why you choose ‘no.’
When we put limits on ourselves we restrict what we see and experience. Opportunities for greater expansion don’t even come our way because we have eliminated them in advance. It’s like having all these wonderful experiences just beyond our focus. They are there and available to us, but we are blind because of the limitations we create for ourselves.
How to understand when you say ‘no’ and expand your limitless ‘ness’
1. Realize you are limiting yourself. Catch yourself when you say ‘no.’
It’s the little choices we make like, “No, I’m not going to get out of bed yet,” or “No, I’m not going to stop eating these chips,” or “No, I’m not ready to go to that Meetup.”
We do this many, many times a day and it adds up to define our sense of limits.
2. Question why you say ‘no.’
If you don’t want to get up and prefer to stay in bed, think about why. Are you loving the warmth of the covers and enjoying the quiet time before the start of the day? Or are you avoiding something or worrying about what you should do?
3. Intentionally choose.
When you choose, you come from a position of power.
This is where you have all the power. You don’t have to jump out of bed unless you choose to. When you understand your ‘why,’ you can make the choice to act. The action itself is not nearly as important as your reason, motivation, and expectation behind it.
So, give it a try. Catch yourself putting limits on yourself and question them. Understand why and choose what you want to do next.
Let us know if you begin to notice a difference in how you think!!