I believe that in the wonders of reality, each of us has our limits. Maybe not with our imagination, but definitely in physical and mental realities. There are things that some of us will not be able to do in our lifetime. The key is to know what those limits are by testing them, rather than assume what they might be before we learn to know them.
Self-imposed limits hold us back from learning toward our full potential. We could largely muddle through an untested life with no passion for continual learning, if we would choose to. Your purpose in life would then come to be to not really have a purpose any longer.
Come to know your limits rather than assume what they might be. Let’s look by example at the very real condition of aging. In the reality of aging as we know it today, there eventually comes a diminishing capacity for what we might physically be able to do. Real limitations will come to be and we will need to adapt. But we certainly needn’t set self-imposed limits before we learned what they really were.
Discover all of your limits in reality rather than assume or self-impose them before they need to be considered. In living a full life and purpose-driven, we continue to learn what the reality of your limits are.
“A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us.” — Rowan Williams —