Feeling stuck? Feeling like you cant get anywhere? Feel like you're repeating your same, same old? Limitations are an annoying pests that creep into everyone of our lives. Mother Nature harbors no exceptions here. We all have our limitations. How do we get past them? You have to SEE them. You may not have caused them initially but I can guarantee you that you are finding shelter by them. Limitations usually come from our past but also debilitating limitations can come in the form of expectations of our future. Open your eyes so you can see the step in front of you. Talk about it and you will see it!
Lets break down limitations real quick:
Physical limitations: As human beings, we have physical limitations that are inherent to our biology. For example, we have limits on how fast we can run, how much weight we can lift, and how long we can go without sleep or food. These limitations are a result of our physiology and cannot be overcome without technological or medical assistance.
Environmental limitations: Our environment can also impose limitations on us. For example, extreme weather conditions can limit our ability to travel or work outdoors. Living in an area with limited resources can limit our access to basic necessities like food, water, and healthcare. Political or economic factors can also create barriers that limit our opportunities or restrict our freedoms.
Personal limitations: We all have our own unique strengths and weaknesses, which can create personal limitations. For example, if you have a fear of public speaking, that can limit your ability to excel in certain careers or social situations. If you have a physical or mental health condition, that can also create limitations in your daily life.
Societal limitations: Our society can impose limitations on us as well. This can include systemic barriers to education, employment, healthcare, or other basic needs. Discrimination based on factors like race, gender, or sexual orientation can limit opportunities and access to resources. In some cases, societal norms or expectations can also create limitations on our behavior or choices.
It's important to recognize that limitations are a natural part of our human experience. They can challenge us to be creative, resourceful, and resilient. However, it's also important to work towards reducing unnecessary limitations. Those ones can be the ones that your enabling by ignoring. Those are the pesky critters that become infestations.
Getting past limitations isn't easy as we prefer but is a marathon style journey that feels revolutionary at every step. Here are some limitation defyers.
Identify the limitation: The first step is to recognize and understand the specific limitation you are facing. This can help you to develop a plan for addressing it and finding ways to work around it.
Set realistic goals: When facing a limitation, it can be helpful to set realistic goals that take the limitation into account. For example, if you have a physical limitation, you might set a goal to improve your mobility or find alternative ways to perform certain tasks.
Seek support: Depending on the limitation, you may benefit from seeking support from others. This could include working with a therapist, joining a support group, or connecting with a mentor who has experience overcoming similar limitations.
Be creative: Sometimes, getting past a limitation requires thinking outside of the box. This might mean trying new approaches, finding alternative solutions, or reimagining what is possible.
Practice self-compassion: Facing limitations can be frustrating and difficult, but it's important to be kind to yourself and practice self-compassion. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and recognize that progress often takes time and effort.
Keep learning: Finally, it's important to continue learning and growing, even when facing limitations. This might involve seeking out new information, developing new skills, or exploring new opportunities that align with your strengths and interests.
Let me remind you that this is A MARATHON. Start with seeing the step in front of you and celebrating every step you dance. Clear our your limitations from the past and clear out the limiting expectations. YOU GOT THIS!