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Where Are Your Limitations? - James Altucher
At dinner that night, Bubba the Love Sponge pulled out a gun from his bag and pointed it at me. It was the first time a gun had ever been pointed at me. This was last Thursday. A few hours earlier I was in his studio watching how a radio show was produced.

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Tips For Exploring Your Limits

  • Questioning everything. Writing if the answers come up different than you thought.
  • Writing about what made you feel a certain way, or shameful things you learned from.
  • Contacti...

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Limitations And Yourself

Sometimes expanding your limits means you get to live a larger life in every way: physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. Conversely, some limitations are very real and, although the...

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Limitations And Well-Being

The more you push at your limitations the more the world becomes your canvas. Art helps people see the world in a different way.

To make the world your canvas, try to think of people who y...

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Limitations And Brain Health

Doing something new every day, something you never would’ve thought of doing, exercises your brain and makes you more intelligent.

By doing something different, you are li...

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Limitations And Innovation

Going past the limitations of society or your peer group can help you solve problems that nobody has looked at yet. And that’s how some of the most successful startups start.

Try to br...

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Socially Imposed Limitations

Our fear of social condemnation is a limitation imposed on us by society. But it is also a source of excitement, as evidenced by the popularity of media portraying characters breaking social expect...

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