On Finding Our Limits

Do you have limits?  Are there boundaries that you would not or could not cross?  Parents are notorious for telling their kids that the sky is the limit, that they can be whatever they set their mind to.  They mean well, to encourage of course.

But the reality is that we all have limits.  Even Albert Einstein can’t escape them.  To be great in everything (aka limitless) is an impossibility.   In fact, as Einstein himself suggested, “once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”  The question is how do we find our limits? And why bother?

One answer I would recommend against is by doing nothing.  Time marches on. And eventually, we succumb to the force of nature or aging.  A better answer, in my opinion and demonstrated by Einstein, is by actively exploring and testing our personal limits.  You only know it when you cross it.

Now on the “Why bother?”

Instead of waiting to the end and finding one’s limits (and probably regrets as well), actively discovering where the boundaries lie give the person the self respect they deserve.  By knowing when and where to stop, we channel our energy onto other worthy areas.  And in the process, you may just make yourself a better person and the world a better place.

So are you going to find your limits? 

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