Do Your Limits Define You?

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

How do you define yourself? Often, we look at the parts of our life that hold us back. We say that we are too old to do something or too young to even start. I used to think that I am too old to have any kind of social media impact because I am now over 40, but I believe my wisdom and experience gives me something to share with the world. We blame our location for not being able to see the success that we want to. I used to think that I didn’t live close enough to great places to capture photos and videos to post online, but a few years ago I discovered that Charlotte has some excellent views and locations to capture great photos and videos (I think this post is a great example). We blame our job or role as a reason that we cannot be a leader where we are. Yes, I am a teacher, but that doesn’t mean I can’t lead where I am now. We cannot allow our limitations to be the only thing that defines what we do. Our limitations are meant to give us limits not definitions. We have to define our own goals based on our passions and abilities. Let what you love define what you are going to do.

I took these photos a couple of weeks ago while riding my bicycle around Uptown Charlotte. This is one of my favorite views of the city because of the pond. The weather was clear and there was virtually no wind, which created a beautiful reflection of Uptown in the water. It’s days like this that gives me the opportunity to reflect on the previous week and recharge for the upcoming week ahead.

What limits are you putting on yourself? What are some limits you do not allow to define you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.


One reply to “Do Your Limits Define You?

  1. Good post Joe. Covid brought reality to a lot of situations, where we were forced to look at what was tight in our own back yard and in many cases, it was amazing. These days, I try not to think that I can’s do something, I think about how I can. At almost 70, still enjoying the view. Happy Tuesday. Allan

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