SA Leadership Podcast Episode #140

Limitless Capacity


Move Beyond Your Limits

In his book Life Without Limits, Nick Vujicic wrote of Helen Keller who stated, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Risk then is not just part of life. It is LIFE. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.

I believe that you can live a life with no limits, that you can go further than you believe and can do more than you dreamed. This does not mean that you do not possess limitations. Think about some of the limiting factors that you need to acknowledge and accept.


Your Place of Birth – You may love or hate the place of your birth. It is what it is.

The Year of Your Birth – You may wish that you were born at a different era, but that does not change when and in what circumstances you were born.

Your Birth Family – You do not get to choose your birth family, birth order, siblings or upbringing. Good or bad you have to live with it and make the best of it.

Your Birth Characteristics – You cannot change your genetic makeup, your race, your bone structure, or your height.

Life Caps

We do not have any control over how our life begins, but there are many things that happen to us in our lives that we cannot control. We suffer accidents or illnesses. We lose people we love. We realize that we don’t have the talent or ability to fulfill a dream.

Part of the process of fulfilling your purpose is becoming aware of the things you can’t change that limit you, so that you direct your attention toward the things you can maximize to increase your capacity.

Caps you Can Remove

You can work to remove caps that others put on you. I think the greatest example of this lies within the Old Testament in the story of David’s anointing to be the next King of Israel. David was the last to be examined, a person that was a sheep herder. A King? Not really!

I am not willing to surrender my potential today to other people. I don’t know about you, but I have fought to hard to just allow people to determine my future.

You can remove caps that you place on yourself. We all place caps on our potential. The good news is that we do not have to leave them in place.

You can remove the desire to have others approval.

You can remove yourself from a limiting environment. You do not have to stay in an environment that limits your potential – Move to another city, change jobs, change careers, but do not stay.

Expose yourself to a growing list of success oriented people as a model for your life. Get to know other successful people – broaden your horizons!

Becoming a lid lifter and cap remover in others is the most rewarding experience you can achieve. Simply saying, “I BELIEVE IN YOU!” can transform other people. Do not put your life on hold so that you dwell on the unfairness of past hurts.

You can be successful if others do not believe in you. But you cannot be a success if you do not believe in yourself.


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