Freedom through Limitation

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Feeling stuck is impermanent. It’s here and then it’s gone before you even realize it. But it’s also a sign of opportunity and growth.

Limitations can make you stronger (“no pain no gain”). But only if you don’t give into them and let them take over. Otherwise, limitations become a barrier to strength.

Maybe you feel limited by your level of skill. Or maybe your thoughts are limiting your actions. Or maybe you feel limited by your surroundings. Whatever the case, your limitations are also your strengths and your opportunity to overcome them.

Limitations also become outlets for creativity. What better way to share what you are going through than to paint, sing, play, dance or draw it away.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #858

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“If I get stuck, I look at a book that tells me how someone else did it. I turn the pages, and then I say, ‘Oh, I forgot that bit,’ then close the book and carry on. Finally, after you’ve figured out how to do it, you read how they did it and find out how dumb your solution is and how much more clever and efficient theirs is!”

Richard P. Feynman

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.”


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