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Where Are Your Limitations? - James Altucher

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 brainstorm a list of business ideas that go slightly beyond the limits of whatever you thought before.

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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.
  • Contacting people “out of your league”.
  • Exploring and experiencing new ideas and things or breaking with expectations.
  • Assuming you’re an expert until you’re proven otherwise so you can find your limits.

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 they may change someday, sometimes it’s just better to let them be and work around them.

Try to explore your limits in every category every day. But, if a limitation doesn’t affect much your life, don’t stress yourself trying to overcome it.

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 you can help today. Then the world starts to shape itself according to your own limitations, instead of the other way around.

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 lighting up new areas of your brain, forcing the neurons and synapses to connect in new ways, forestalling Alzheimer's and other effects of aging that rage against the brain and against the future quality of life.

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 brainstorm a list of business ideas that go slightly beyond the limits of whatever you thought before.

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 expectations.

Exploring the edge of your fear is the only way to learn and improve and to combat the brainwashing that society constantly imposes on you.

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