I feel like half a person.
I keep break-
ing pieces of my-
I’ll feel more
If every person on the planet was capable of the same things our existence would be significantly less exciting. Imagine a world in which everyone had the mind of Stephen Hawking, the speed of Usain Bolt, the lyrical prowess of Tolkien or George R. R. Martin. World-altering discoveries would be made daily, weekly; no one would hold a world record long enough for the ink to dry; all works of art would seem menial compared to the masterpieces we could create ourselves. There would be no use in celebrating achievements anymore. They’d seem as natural and unremarkable as breathing.
Every human being on Earth has their limitations. It’s what makes us all so unique, so different from one other. You may think that acknowledging yours makes you seem weak. That it casts you in a shroud of negativity. You’re wrong.
We can be a fragile species. If pushed too far, we crumble under the weight of inadequacy. And therein lies the benefit of knowing your limits. Knowing your limits is the key to avoiding failure. Stopping before you push yourself too far is not quitting, is not giving up – it’s proving that you value your happiness and well-being above all else.
You cannot live your life according to someone else’s rules, limits, or expectations and expect to feel fulfilled. You will never be happy If you measure your worth by comparing yourself to those around you.
Limits can be changed: some change naturally as you age and some need be worked on overtime. But you cannot change them if you don’t know where they are in the first place.