Limitations are the boundaries, the caps that we put on our life. They confine us and don’t allow us to reach true fulfillment. Limitations take the form of health issues. Some of us are overweight, therefore we tire easily. We don’t have the energy or motivation to play in the game of life. Work also is disguised as a limitation. So many of us give more than 8 hours to our professions. Some of us even take it home at night and it robs us of the rest we need to go about the next day. We have limits on our finances (both in our control and out) and we hold back on our giving. We have limits on our thinking. We limit our expectations on people, situations, and our dreams.
“Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves.They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.” ~ V. S. Naipaul
While we may not see it, these limitations serve as walls of protection. We can control how people interact with our lives so we do not get hurt or inconvenienced. We decline the invitation to life because we have to work, we are too tired, we have no money, etc. We in turn get annoyed to people’s reactions to our limits, when in reality we should be annoyed with ourself. After all, we created these boundaries or made the decisions that led to these limitations.
“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
So, are you putting a limit on your happiness and your journey in this life? If so, maybe it’s time to remove the cap and experience a little overflow.