Limits???What Limits???

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. I just finished reading Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. Lots of great quotes. It is a book that can be viewed as controversial because it infers that anyone has the ability to be a Messiah. Despite the opposing views, this book has some great life lessons that we can adhere to.

Don, the "Messiah," is trying to tell Richard, the author, that he has the power to create anything his heart desires. In one particular scene, Richard has the experience of walking on water. Next Don wants Richard to walk through a wall. That's where Richard's "faith" ends.

Don says, "He walks on water folks, and he is discouraged because he doesn't walk through walls." Richards responds, "But that was easy and this..." and be for Richard could finish his sentence, Don interrupts, and says...

"Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them." (Our quote for the day)

It seems as though we are quick to put limits on our abilities. When times get hard it is easy to make up excuses as to why we can't accomplish our goals. It is so much easier to just do nothing and "accept" our fate.

Every time you say "I can't," you are making a case for why you can't do something. Eventually, like a lawyer, you are going to build a strong case against yourself with lots of evidence of your shortcomings.

"I don't have enough money." EVIDENCE.

"I'm not smart enough." EVIDENCE

"I'm too old." EVIDENCE

"I don't have enough time." EVIDENCE

"I don't etc..." ALL EVIDENCE

It's easy to see how we build a strong argument for why we consistently fall short. Consistency is usually a good thing but when you consistently feed your thoughts with negative information, you get a negative outcome.

So what do we do? Remove all limits. Come to an understanding that we need to value are thoughts because it is our thoughts that determine our existence.

It is a process. You may have been fueling these negative thoughts in your mind for a while now so it is going to take some time to get used to whole new mindset.

One way to start as I've said before is to adopt an "attitude of gratitude." Being thankful for what you already have is the best way to get yourself in the right direction.

When you're thankful you rid yourself of negative thoughts. You want to get to a point in your life where positive thoughts outweigh the negative. This is when your dreams start to manifest.

Have fun with life. Don't put limits on your abilities. If you you're interested in something, start doing it even if you don't know how. The Universe will put in place the tools that you need to make it happen. The Universe rewards action. You can't just sit back and wish things into being. You have to push the issue and you'll be surprised at how powerful you really are.

Thanks for listening.

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