Two things are extemely difficult to accomplish in life.
The first is to think an entirely original thought.
The second is to encounter an absolute limit beyond which it is impossible to go.
I can't say with assurance that I have ever been able to think an original thought. I am moderately successful at rediscovering ancient truth, but so far, original thoughts have eluded me.
Discovering absolute limits is an equally elusive goal. Many times I felt like I had taken things to the limit, but on further examination, it was clear I simply had enough. I was done and was unwilling to do whatever it takes to continue. Hitting the wall of absolute limits has never been a problem.
What I have learned about limits so far is summed up in these few sentences:
“The envelope of possibility is infintely large, and the likelihood of encountering absolute limits is infinitesimally small. There are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs.”
Although the envelope of possibility is infinitely large, it is equally true that on a personal level the envelope of possibility is only as big as you believe it to be.
Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." On another occasion he said, "Nothing is impossible," and "Everything is possible to him who believes."
Jesus was talking about the envelope of possibility, and he made it clear that our beliefs determine the size of that envelope.
Possibilty is a dynamic thing that changes with our beliefs.
We must increase the envelope of possibility by pushing our limits every day.
What was impossible yesterday just might be possible today if we get our beliefs right.
Life is a No Limits Expedition in which you explore the envelope of possibility.
Your job is to expand the envelope by pushing the limits in every area of your life.
Remember, if you look for your limits, it won't be long before you discover them.
But if you push your limits, the envelope of possibility will relentlessly expand, and there is no limit to how good your life can become.
Every day you face a choice. You can accept your limits or push them back.
You should push your limits and keeping on pushing for as long as you live.
For the past six decades I have been exploring the envelope of possibility on my own No Limits Expedition.
My No Limits Expedition has taken me around the world, and I have had even a few disasters along the way. But in spite of the bumps and scrapes, I have done my best to eradicate my limiting beliefs and push my limits as far as I can go.
My limiting beliefs told me it was too risky to sail around the world on a sailboat with my family. I pushed my limiting beliefs and finished an eleven year circumnavigation in the trade winds.
My limiting beliefs told me my sailing voyage around the world was over after I was critically injured in a car accident in New Zealand. Two broken legs, five broken ribs, a punctured lung, internal bleeding, and a broken shoulder blade told me to sell my sailboat and give up my sailing voyage. I pushed my limits and within one year, I raised my sails and headed north from New Zealand to Fiji.
My limiting beliefs told me I was wasting my time writing books on positive thinking and positive spirituality. I pushed my limits and wrote twelve books that are changing people's lives.
My limiting beliefs told me that making positive websites is a waste of time because there is little chance for my websites to be discovered among the billions of pages already on internet. I pushed my limits and made hundreds of positive websites that people view in 196 countries.
My limiting beliefs told me it was a waste of time to create positive podcasts, and even if I made them, nobody would listen. I pushed my limits and made over 200 positive podcasts that people listen to every day around the world.
My limiting beliefs told me no one has ever made a Positive Thinking Network that reaches around the world, and it is unlikely that I would be the one who makes it happen. I pushed my limits and created the Positive Thinking Network that reaches out to millions of people each year.
I am well acquainted with limiting beliefs. They have been my constant companions for more than sixty years.
I have been pushing my limits as hard as I can, and I will do it for as long as I can, because for me there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs.
Here are a few highlights of the limits that I have pushed in my own life.
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