This question came from the book, The One Thing, by Gary Keller and Jay Papason.
The answer to the question, also from the book, “No one knows their limits.”
How big a dream is so big, you can not realize it?
It takes as much energy, if not more, to take on a small dream as it does a big dream.
Why is it that we can be sitting somewhere and a big thought comes to us, and we immediately begin to back away from it, to rationalize it and to reduce it’s scope?
I am so inspired by people that dream big with no limitations and love big with no borders.
They don’t think about it.
They just do it.
What are your limits?
If no one told you were limited in terms of your potential what might you accomplish?
What about those close to you, business associates, your family, your friends, especially your children?
We tell them they can’t do something, often out of protection, so they will not be disappointed when they fail.
Let them fail, just don’t tell them are limited by that one failure.
If you will encourage them, they will pick themselves up and find an even higher goal to achieve and surpass.
One last passage from The One Thing.
“How many ships didn’t sail because of the belief that the earth was flat? How much progress was impeded because man wasn’t supposed to breathe underwater, fly through the air, or venture in outer space? Historically, we’ve done a remarkably poor job of estimating our limits.”
Stop underestimating your own abilities.
A famous piece of literature makes a point to stress you can exceed your very own expectations, no matter how large they are, if you will simply believe.