“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
All of us are born with potential. We enter into life as an unknown generality.What happens from the day of our birth until the day of our death is the summation of what happened along the way and how we dealt with the events of our lives.
Some of us have grown up with great scenarios and comfortable events, and some have been the opposite. It doesn't matter. At some point in time, every person must decide if the past is going to control the future, or is the future going to be a new. The reality is, that either way, all people must take personal responsibility for their lives.
Once, I had a tenant who I was evicting. The problem with the eviction is that his roommates were also being evicted because of him. When they found out they were being evicted because of their irresponsible roommate, two out of three roommates became very responsible.
They made sure their back rent and late fees were paid, and they promised it would never happen again. The irresponsible tenant sent me a text explaining that his life has been in a bad place and he has had family issues and . . . I hesitate to say I don't care, but what I've learned about some people in what I call our "cupcake nation" is that they can't stand even a little stress and because of stress, they think that someone else should pay for it.
Unfortunately, that's not how the real world works. Life sucks sometimes. Get over it. People will disappoint you. Relationships will fall apart. Jobs will be lost. Enemies will be made. Welcome to the human race. Our county is building a generation of people who will never find their own limits because it hurts. They will never have the courage to blow past them because it's uncomfortable.
For those who have a deep desire to be something that superseds their expectations, I agree with Picabo Street. Look at your limits. See them, recognize them, face them, and then make them history. I was the first person in my family to obtain a college degree. That was amazing to me. Then I went on to obtain 7. Based on my family history, I didn't have a chance, but once I passed that first milestone, the rest were easy. Now, I'm on to new adventures. What is holding you back? Are you being controlled by your limits, or are you ignoring your limits and making them stepping stones to a new you, a new life, a better life?