You’ve heard the saying, “The sky’s the limit.” It’s meant to indicate that you can achieve anything; that humans can reach beyond the bounds of planet Earth and enjoy limitless success.
I think it’s an antiquated term. I prefer to believe that the sky is definitely NOT the limit. Why be limited by anything?
Strictly speaking, the sky is the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear. But there’s an entire unexplored cosmic universe out there that is beckoning us—a limitless universe that sets new sights and new standards for goal-setting.
Why shoot for the sky when you can shoot for the outer reaches of the vast celestial cosmos? Be fearless! Dream big! BeLimitless! Man’s potential goes way beyond the sky.
You can achieve whatever you want to achieve. With the right character, with determined confidence, and with innovative ideas that count you can rise from nothing to the highest levels of society. If you can think it, you can do it. It’s up to you.
How does that last statement make you feel? For many, turning thoughts into deeds, and taking the germ of an idea and creating a business employing hundreds or thousands of people, are immensely challenging hurdles. The first time around it’s taking a step into the unknown. And it can be scary. But once you get beyond the fear there awaits a wondrous world of excitement, of achievement, and of satisfaction.
Marianne Williamson once put it this way: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
The mind of man is limitless. Look at history. Look at today’s world. The pace of innovation and invention in all aspects of our lives continues at an astonishing pace. High-tech. Medicine. Communications. Science. Some futurists even predict that we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.
Dramatic changes…amazing scientific and technological breakthroughs…they can seemingly materialize out of nowhere and disrupt the world as we know it.
So where do you fit in? The answer is…where do you want to fit in? What can you do? What can you contribute? What’s your potential? What do you want to do?
Hopefully, you have an inner voice that’s talking to you and encouraging you to recognize your true potential and shake it awake.
Don’t make excuses. That’s the easy way out. We can all find reasons why we should not do something. It’s harder to take action and do it. Just know that when you invest your heart and soul in a project it’s a magical, life-energizing, transformative experience. Go ahead and discover that for yourself.
Don’t limit your thinking. Don’t limit your do-ing. Challenge yourself to achieve greatness. Find your passion. Share it with others. Collaborate. Shake off any shackles that have been holding you down. Find individuals with whom you can work who share your passion; good people who share your values and your mission. People you can trust. Ignore the naysayers and the critics. Ignore the people who are envious. Especially ignore those who wish you ill.
Don’t be ordinary. Be extraordinary.
The sky is not the limit—unless you allow it to be.
As one great athlete said, “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”