Pushing Limits

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

Bruce Lee

I’m a strong believer in pushing yourself to the limit of what you think is possible. I’m constantly trying to creatively do more and challenge myself past what I think I’m capable of.

Creating something is just as much a mental game than it is actually things we do.

Usually what we think we are capable of achieving is only the beginning of what we can really do. But to achieve something great, you have to go above and beyond yourself and push yourself to the maximum, and if you’ve never gone to the edge of your limits, how do you really know its a real limit and not just a mental thing? Limits themselves are bad. They are guardrails that keep us moving forward on the right path. However, false-limits are bad and need to be crushed. It’s difficult to know which is which until you are facing that limit head on.

That being said, pushing yourself to the max is not without it’s risks. You want to be hyper-vigilant of yourself. The last thing you want to do is push yourself to far off the edge. But you also don’t want to hold yourself back. That’s why it’s critical to check-in with yourself to make sure what you are do and how you are doing it is what you want, and also to make sure you are taking care of the basic human needs — nutrition, exercise, sleep, companionship.

There will always be limits to what we can do.
How much time we can give each day. How many things we can do at once. How many things we can learn.

Our best resource, time, is perhaps the most limited. That’s why it’s vital to spend it towards something meaningful that you actually care about. If you are doing something you hate, no one is benefiting from it. Get out of that as soon as possible. Life’s too short to not life it to its fullest.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner

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