“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.” — Richard Bach. It is amazing how many of us will argue and continue to argue for our limitations, even when we know better. It must be a habit from years of training ourselves. When we express our limitations, we are so focused on where we are and where we’ve been. The only thing we can see about the future, is some form of what we have experienced already, real or imagined.
There are some key words people use. One is because. “I can’t do that because they won’t give me the help, support, money, power, whatever.” It doesn’t matter what comes after the word because since it is all made up anyway. Another key word is but. “I wanted to do that, but they wouldn’t let me, support me, give me the tools, or whatever.” Whatever comes after the word but is all made up.
We look for the things that will sound really good after those words. It’s so important for it to sound real, and absolve ourselves entirely of any blame whatsoever. It cannot be our fault, otherwise it wouldn’t be a limitation. Limitations always come from outside of us, never inside of us. At least that’s what we want to believe because it helps the whole thing work.
The truth is that we create our own limitations strictly with our thoughts. We think we can’t so naturally, we can’t. It’s simple, but it isn’t from the outside. It is from the inside. Until we accept responsibility for that knowledge and empower ourselves to act on our own behalf with power, our weakness will lead.
What are your limitations? At home? At work? In general? What do you say after, because or but?
I Am The ONLY ONE In Charge Of What I Think. Period.
Spread Some Joy Today–Do something nice for someone else today. Just for the joy of it.