We’ve been told many times by professional growth “gurus” (guilty as charged), that we should live a life with no limits.
I’m fully on board with one interpretation of this message – You shouldn’t place limits on your future abilities just because you’ve never achieved something in the past.
However, I’m not a fan of the way most overachievers understand this phrase – You shouldn’t place any limits on what you acquire including material possessions or accolades.
The latter suggests that the best (some would argue only) way to lead a meaningful/successful life is to accumulate more and more.
As you may have heard (at the very least from me), accomplishment for the sake of adding to an already crowded resume, social media profile or personal balance sheet never delivers the long-term satisfaction we crave.
Worse, this approach infers that we deserve the perfect life, and anything less is failure.
Is it possible that there’s merit to living a life with limits?