It is Monday morning, the Christmas rush is on and believe it or not, I wasn’t sure what to write about this morning. I know, amazing, right? Then today’s word with “Minute with Maxwell” popped into my inbox.. LIMITS!
Let’s start with the definition of LIMIT which is a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible. There are some limits that are for our own protection – like speed limits. The restrictions that help to keep us safe from the world around us. We limit our kids when they are growing up to protect them as they learn to set their own boundaries. As adults though, do our LIMITS prohibit us from stepping out of our comfort zones? Do we LIMIT ourselves in our dreams, when setting goals and as a result LIMIT our potential to achieve all of the blessings that God has in store for us?
At the end of John Maxwell’s morning video, he issued a challenge – share this word with someone and ask THEM if they have placed LIMITS on themselves that they need to lift? WOW! This was something that I needed to hear this morning. I dream big, set goals and share them with all who will listen (or who are reading my blog). Honestly, internally, I place LIMITS on things. I allow Doubtfully Debbie and Negative Nellie to hang on the edges of my dreams just waiting for the chance to find a crack in the door so that they can enter. I LIMIT myself without even realizing it sometimes when I hesitate and wonder “what will people think”. I LIMIT myself when I let give Doubtful Debbie event a moments consideration before doing something. My self imposed limits may have kept me from reaching my goal weight or recruiting new team members or event growing my business – not allowing myself to reach my full potential. I know that is ALOT to think about this morning, especially on a Monday.
What are your limits? Are they self-imposed to keep you from reaching YOUR full potential? Does your self-imposed limits keep you in your comfort zone?
My challenge to you today is to FIRST, listen to Minute with Maxwell. I take one minute ever morning to hear his motivating words and it helps to set the tone for the day. SECOND, identify YOUR self-imposed limits and work on lifting them so that you can reach YOUR full potential. The “Sky’s the Limit” reminds you that: “Nothing will be impossible for you!” So, shoot for the stars! If you fall, you’ll land on a cloud!
I would love to hear your thoughts on the word “LIMITS”. Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!