If You Always Put A Limit On Everything You Do, This Happens

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In this episode, we discuss how we shouldn’t put limits on ourselves because it will just make us mediocre. And who wants that?

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Hi Everyone, welcome to the You’re Daily Cup of Joe Podcast, with your host Joe Bautista. In this podcast, my goal is to give you quick lessons that you can reflect on in your journal so you can grow yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and have a better career, better relationships, and better personal finances while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee.
I’m also the author of the book “More You Know, More You Grow: How to Get Better Every Day”. In this book, I wrote down over 30 tips to help you grow in those four cornerstones. I’m also the founder of Grow With Joe, where I combine self-development coaching and financial planning for Latino Professionals.
In today’s episode, we are going to discuss how we shouldn’t put limits on ourselves because it will just make us mediocre. I have a rule where I don’t put myself down. I won’t say that I’m stupid or an idiot, or will tell myself that I can’t do something. I will say things that I need to learn how to do this thing better or find someone who can help me with this thing.
I used to suck at dancing but I took dancing lessons and now I’m more comfortable going to the dance floor. I felt like a fool in the beginning but then after enough practice, I felt more comfortable. I also used to suck at talking to folks, but I just keep practicing. I’m a very polished person because I do the reps to see what I can improve on.
I know that if I tell myself that I can’t do something, then it will lead to mediocrity in other parts of my life. If I tell myself that I can’t get a better job, then that is going to affect my health because why would I want to workout. Who am I trying to impress? Then with that, that I’m probably not going to settle with my relationships. To me, this is not what I want out of life.
I want to say that I’m working towards the things I want in life. I might not have it right now, but I’m working on the things to help me get what I want. Putting a limit on my potential is not a good thing in my eyes. I want to have an extraordinary life where I have amazing experiences. I know I’m not going to have amazing experiences every single second, but I’m going to do things to help me have a level 10 experience instead of just always a level five experience. And two or ten levels five experiences will not equal a level ten experience.
But to get this level ten experiences, I need to push myself in terms of what I can do as a person. I can’t put a limit on what I can do. I have three herniated discs in my back, but I’m not going to allow this to prevent me from doing the things I want to do. and recently I had a really bad back spasm where I couldn’t move for a couple of days. So then I went online and looked for exercises that I could do help my back out. Which just involves doing planks, cat-cow stretches, and bird-dog exercises. I also have a ball that I use to massage my hips. I feel a lot better since doing my exercises, and I’m excited to do some hikes here in Colombia soon.
If I put a limit on my physical health, then it would affect everything else in my life and I don’t want that. So I’m going to make sure I do what I need to do to make sure my back is as strong as it can be so it can handle life. I apply this same concept to my brain. I know I can learn new things and I can prevent my ego from giving me self-limiting beliefs. I tell myself that I’m going to do something and I go do it because I don’t want to have regret and lower my standards, because I know that’s not good for me.
So don’t allow people to talk down to you and tell you what you’re standards should be, you set the standards. This also applies to the voice that is in your head. Do this, and you can have a pretty good life.
That’s it for today’s episode, to summarize it, if you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. It will be like cancer that spreads throughout your body and starts stealing resources from your body, and not give you any benefit. It will just cause you to die. Now, this sounds harsh, but that’s what happens when you put a limit on what you can do as a person. Now you might not get that thing you want overnight, but you can work towards getting as close to your goal as possible. And if it really matters to you, then it shouldn’t matter how long it takes. There is no need to focus on impressing other people because those people can leave and their priorities might not be in the right place. It just matters that you’re pursuing the outer limits of your human potential. Live this life to the best of your ability and have no regrets. And you do by taking action and not setting limits on your life.
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