Where Are Your Limitations? - James Altucher
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.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
In 1960, Theo Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, was challenged to write an entertaining children's book using only 50 different words. The result was the best-selling book, Green Eggs and ...
Dr. Seuss discovered while writing his book "Green Eggs and Ham" the power of setting constraints.
Setting limits for yourself (time, money, words, etc.) often leads to better results than if you keep your options open.
That is why professionals set a schedule for their production while amateurs wait for the perfect moment.
Don't just say NO to something you don't like or want to change.
Say, 'Yes, and.." then provide constructive feedback on what is good and what can be improved.
Practice saying and recalling things that you are grateful for. It changes your mindset positively, leading to better productivity.
Failure helps us. It’s how we are learning. It is the path to growth. So being comfortable with it allows us to take more calculated risks and see opportunities where others aren’t looking.
1. Success comes from the approval of others.
2. Failure is a source of shame.
3. You depend on authority.