Daily Word: Go Beyond Limitations!! (The Flea in a Jar Story)

Happy Friday, my relentless and persistent!

Welcome to the day that you soar past your limitations, and fly high towards your dreams and
aspirations! Today's Daily Word is dedicated to going beyond any limitations!

I heard a story yesterday that immediately inspired me.... It was the story of a flea in a jar..... Naturally, fleas can jump up to 15 feet. So, if you placed a flea in a jar, it would have no
problem getting out. But if you placed a flea in a jar with a lid on it, the flea would of course begin to jump, repeatedly hitting his head on the lid while trying to escape. After about 20 minutes, the flea would begin to learn that it cannot escape, and stop jumping as high as it did to begin with, to stop him from hitting his head on the lid.

Once he becomes used to the fact that he can't escape, if you remove the lid, the flea will continue to jump at the same height, never escaping the jar. Since the flea BELIEVES he cannot escape the jar, he stops trying. Because of the experience with hitting his head every time he tried to escape, he never even bothers to look up to see that the lid is no longer there. This is what sometimes happens in life! We are naturally made to be great, to soar with excellence...
but as life keeps smacking us in the head, we become weary and stop trying to reach our greatness! We impose limitations on what we are able to do and call it "reality."

Go Beyond Limitations! No matter how many times it takes, it's always too early to quit! Realize that you are meant to fly, so under no circumstances is it OK to give up that right! You may be dealt with obstacles and temporary setbacks, but always remember that they are only temporary! No one or nothing can ever hold you back from what is truly yours!! Take flight and take what you deserve!!

“Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do.” -Karl Weick

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” -Les Brown

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” -Robert Fritz

“Life's only limitations are those you set upon yourself, for as long as you strive hard enough anything is achievable.” -Chad Williams

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” -Arthur C. Clarke

“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.” -Denis Waitley

“Don't tell me the sky is the limit; there are footprints on the moon!” -Unknown

“Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” -James Cook


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