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Going Beyond Limits

Define your limits.

Your limit is the point at which you are stretched out beyond comfort. You can hardly manage and it is only a matter of time before you cave in. You cannot sustain these limits to the extreme without needing extra help.

“If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb.

This African proverb is the wisdom you need to go beyond limits. Several things could be limiting you from exploring your potential. Be it weight gain, old age, failing health, loneliness, or failing business. These struggles are the points in your life where you need good company so that you may go far.

Understandably, you may be worried about how you can get a truthful company to take you beyond limits. The Universe is the company you need.

Welcome to a new dawn.

Your limits are put to the test whenever you are out of options. This is not the end but rather the dawn of a new era. Your failing health is the beginning of a healthier life, your loneliness is where you will find the best friends, old age is where you are needed the most, and a failing business is a time to learn how NOT to run a business.

Experiencing these in your life is nature’s way of preparing you for take-off. It is always darkest before dawn.

The Universe has been pushed to the wall by climate change. According to NASA, climate change is slowly changing the world from the haven it once was. But this has not tied nature from going beyond the limits that are slowly being imposed on it by climate change.

Evidence of climate change is in the rise of global temperature, the ocean getting warmer, and rising sea levels. This limits nature from having regular seasons and or a constant traditional climate in different parts of the world.

Amid all these challenges, the Universe has been brave to contain an otherwise dangerous situation where human activities would be severely disrupted. We still plant crops and get enough harvest, you can still go for the summer holidays, and do all the regular activities in your schedule. Thanks to how the Universe is going beyond limits to defeat climate change and its effects.

Mark you, human activities like burning coal, deforestation, and using fertilizers containing nitrogen are also to blame for the rapid climate change. But still, nature is defeating these limits imposed on it and still manages to sustain life.

What can you do to rise above limiting factors as nature does? These are lessons from the Universe:

  1.     The greater good theory.

When you are on the brink of giving up and almost letting fate hit you, think of the greater good theory and continue holding on. The greater good theory states that an act is recommendable if it brings the greatest good to the greatest number, if it increases net happiness—or decreases net unhappiness—when everyone is taken into account.

The “death” of nature will kill all life in all forms. This is the major reason that climate change has not crippled nature completely. What will happen when you can no longer hold on? What will happen to the many other people who depend on you?

Let this be the motivating factor that you will continue to manage the challenges you are facing. Apart from them affecting you, many more people who are directly or indirectly dependent on you will suffer if you give up. For their sake, do not.

  1.     Aim at breaking the ceiling.

There are many ‘firsts’ in your life and the pressure you are undergoing is one of them. Even though you could have reached your limits, you still have some more room. This is where you break the ceiling. Do not focus on what you do not have but on what you have.

Although it is difficult dealing with a problem for the first time, ask yourself how the Universe copes with the new challenge of climate change. It is happening for the first time in the world yet nature is gracefully handling it. Observe closely how the world has been united in this. A lot of lobbying and mobilization is happening even at the United Nations to solve global warming that causes climate change.

Likewise, at old age, do not resign to being helpless. You now have a new goal – to break the ceiling of who has lived the longest in your family. In your failing business, your new goal is to transform it into a successful family enterprise. Lobby for support from different people and you will go beyond the limits holding you down. This is exactly what nature is doing through the world body and it has by far been successful.

  1.     Have self-confidence.

Self-confidence is important when planning for victory. Now that you are pushed to the wall, self-confidence assures you that you shall come out of your dilemma unhurt. Persisting problems create doubts in your mind on whether you can overcome them. This doubt lowers your self-esteem and you resign to letting what can happen to happen.

If nature could let climate change have an upper hand, we would not be having the world as we know it.

It is the Universe’s confidence that it shall overcome every challenge its way which has allowed nature to thrive again. Even if everyone were to leave your side, never stop believing in yourself.

To go beyond limits is to go against what is considered normal. It is to succeed where others failed, to have wealth where your family had none, to live longer than anyone in your family, or to be a leader in a place you never imagined.

The Universe has anchored itself in these three pillars – self-confidence, breaking the ceiling, and the greater good theory – and it has withered many storms. This is how you can live a life of infinite possibilities and go beyond limits.  

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