They say the sky’s the limit. Is it really?
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
– Bob Proctor
That’s right, another Bob Proctor quote. He’s one of my favorite personal development and success coaches, so I keep going back to him.
The Sky’s the Limit
You hear that all the time. You tell someone about your latest project and they encourage you with “Go for it! The sky’s the limit.”
That’s nice of them, but really? Who are you to tell me my limits?
Ok, so I have a real problem with that phrase. I have my reasons, and I’ll share them with you now.
It’s Not True
First, it just isn’t true. The sky is not the limit. Our race has sent many people into orbit and to the moon. There are a few people living on the International Space Station right now. Try to tell them that the sky is a limit.
We have also sent probes to several of the other planets. I really enjoyed the Mars missions from several years ago.
I Don’t Believe in Limits
If you believe in limits, then the sky seems pretty good. You can have anything on the planet, just don’t leave it.
It’s like when you were little and mom told you to stay in the yard. But your ball just rolled across the street. You want you ball back, right? “Mom! I need to expand my limits!”
Your parents gave you limits when you were young to keep you safe. Eventually they become a prison though. It’s time to break out.
As you grow up, those limits become a program that runs in your mind. I have limits. There’s only so much that I can do.
When you hear “the sky’s the limit” it energetically reactivates the idea of limits.
If I want limits, I’ll go for a drive. The government kindly posts limits regularly along the roads. That’s enough for me.
Like Bob Proctor says in today’s quote of the day, “the only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.”
Your belief in them makes them real, so just change your belief.
Get rid of your limits, at least any limits you entertain about your ability to succeed.
You can accomplish anything you want to, as long as you believe you can.
Maybe you don’t believe me or Bob Proctor. Maybe you’ll believe this one:
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
– Michael Jordan
When you remove your limitations you have more freedom. Check out yesterday’s quote of the day for more advice about how to be free and happy.