Do Not Limit Yourself

“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” ~ Andrew Murphy

I see too many individuals who limit themselves early on in their lives. Some feel that once they reach a specific age, they should have everything set and the rest of their lives ordained. Others tend to limit themselves and their potential by focusing only on what they know and can do, and not what they can learn and grow to do. The truth, however, is that our lives are not predefined–I do not know what the future holds for me, near or far. I should therefore ask myself, “Is my struggle for stability in my life really going to bring me happiness, or are the walls I am building only serving to confine me in my own unhappiness?”

The home I live in today may not be the home I live in five years from now; and the job I am working may not even be the same profession I will retire from twenty years from now. That is the beauty of life–there is so much possibility held within us, and it should be our greatest desire to let it out. That is what honestly makes our lives richer–living them to the fullest extent possible.

Do not limit yourself with unnecessary walls that only serve to cage and confine your potential. Hold on to your dreams. Let them be your guide as you set sail into the winds of change out on the seas of destiny.

Take a moment to be aware of some of the potential you hold within you right now.

Questions to consider:

What kinds of walls have you built up in your life? How have those walls affected the possibilities and potential you have?

What potential might be waiting within you? How long will it be repressed?

How can you go about bringing to life a single dream of yours? In what ways might that affect your life?

For further thought:

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~  Pope John Paul XXIII

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