“Know your limits, then ignore them.”
Time doesn’t have wings, but it sure does fly! Can you believe it’s already February.
A new month calls for a new series and today I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m going to try (and commit to) to write every day.
In January, I started reading the book Seize The Day by John Mason. I didn’t plan on buying this book but while I was looking for a devotional book in PCBS, the book’s tagline caught my attention: “How Asking The Right Questions Will Change Your Life.“
2019 has been a rollercoaster ride and this year, I want to take more chances and improve myself.
Back to the book, I will be focusing on one question for every post and add in excerpts and my notes.
“I thought I was thinking big before this job, but there was a much bigger world out there.”
“Life is too short to think small. Most people could do more than they think they can, but they usually do less than they think they can.“
As someone who grew up outside the metro, anything that I’m not used to or something new to me, basically anything outside my comfort zone, is already “big”. It wasn’t until I started traveling outside the country that I realized that there IS really a much bigger world out there. But you don’t have to travel far to know this. Just go out of your comfort zone and discover all the amazing things that the world has to offer.
“When a man has put a limit to what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do. The answer to your future lies outside the confines of where you are today.”
What can you do? What can’t you do? I have added a lot of unnecessary limitations in my life. So I know that there is danger in putting up so many limitations in yourself and you end up believing that there is only so much you can do. This year, let’s make the conscious effort of breaking these limitations and prove ourselves wrong.
“Any person who selects a goal in life that can be fully achieved without God’s help has defined their own limitations.”
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. – Luke 18:27. I found this verse while reading the book and it really hit the spot. So earlier this year when I wrote my short and long term goals, I added a portion on things I can’t do on my own but God can. It fueled my imagination and dared to write things that I wouldn’t even think about if I haven’t read this. What are the things that you can’t do but God can?
“When you climb the tallest tree, you can see farther than you imagined when on the ground.”
Living a life in a new perspective. Easier said than done. I’m sometimes guilty of looking at a situation in one angle. But over the years, I have learned that there is more than just two sides to every story. You have to understand where a person is coming from. Look at the small picture. Look at the bigger picture. Look up, look down, look on the sides. Chances are, you will see things you haven’t seen before.
“Don’t just grow where you are planted. Bloom where you are planted and bear fruit.”
I LOVE THIS. I’ve heard about bloom where you’re planted, but to bear fruit? That’s amazing. Imagine if every single one of us bloom where we are planted and bear fruit. What a different world we will be living in.