Kobe Bryant. Warren Buffett. LeBron James. Tom Brady. Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi. Serena Williams. Beyonce. You could probably think of even more names of people who fit amongst the category of the people I just mentioned. The greats. There are people who are the best at what they do and then, there are these guys who are just a level above everyone else and not only those that are in their field.
A lot of us dream of being as great, if not better than some of those names I just mentioned. As a kid, you dream of hitting game-winning shots like Kobe did and winning 5 championships. You dream of performing in front of huge crowds whilst they sing along to your greatest hits as Beyonce does. You dream of never having to work again a day in your life because you’ve found a way to make loads of money in your sleep, like Warren Buffett.
As a kid, you dream without boundaries. Without limits. Without fear. Then, we start to grow up. We start to learn about some of the realities of life and we start to realise the dreams we had as kids are going to be much harder to manifest than we thought. With that, at times comes a self-imposed mental barrier that prevents us from even going after the dreams we once had because we become scared.
What if I fail? What if everything goes wrong? What if I lose my friends along the way? What if I become lonely? All of these thoughts prevent us from achieving the level of greatness that God placed inside us when He created us. In Genesis 1:27 it states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
We were made in his image and his likeness, including his greatness. So the greatness that we hold, comes from the man above. Those negative thoughts that you have limit you in ways you can’t imagine. Not because they’re big, but quite the opposite. You’re scared of how the grind is going to feel. How you’re going to mentally cope. So you don’t wake up early to get started on your work. You’ve limited yourself.
You’re worried about how it’s going to look if you fail, so instead of getting out of your comfort zone, you stay put. You’ve limited yourself.
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
You have one life. One chance. You don’t know how many years you’re going to have left. You don’t even know if tomorrow will come. So how much longer are you going to limit yourself? How many more days are you going to throw away? How many more times are you going to come back to pieces like this for a repeated boost of motivation when these types of pieces are here to propel you to the next level, not keep you at the same one?
I’m not a person who has reached the ultimate level of success, nor am I one of those ‘gurus’ or ‘self-made millionaires’ with that romantic struggle story. I’m just a 23-year-old highly-ambitious individual with big dreams, who is probably on a similar journey to you. The only difference is now, I’ve come to the realisation that life isn’t something that I can take for granted.
I’ve started to become limitless. I’ve started trying my hand in different things, never fearing the result. I’ve started pursuing my passions with much greater intensity and thankfully, it has presented me with opportunities to do what I love to do at a higher level in places that I couldn’t even have imagined as a kid. All because I started to be limitless. So what’s stopping you?
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every day you get given is a blessing, a gift and an opportunity from God to take another step in the right direction. Once that day is gone, it’s gone. There’s no getting it back. It’s time for you to be limitless. That means the following things:
- No More Barriers.
- No More Comfort Zones.
- No More ‘I Can’t.’
Any frame of thinking that stops you from reaching your goal has to be eliminated, for your own good. Look at barriers and being uncomfortable, as opportunities. Turn ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’.
Kobe gave it his all. Not 50%. Not 75%. Not even 99%. He gave it 120%. He understood that every day, every hour, every minute, every second counted and we all saw the results. We all saw the Mamba. In everything he did. From the basketball court to the Oscars. Kobe gave everything his all. That’s why he was limitless.
So now’s your chance. Your opportunity. Right now whilst you’re reading this post. That’s why you’re here. It’s not by chance or some great fortune. You needed to read this. You’re here because you’re capable of greatness. Greatness requires you to be limitless. Make your commitment to it now, today and get ready to experience the next level of your life.