The Only Limitations

… are the ones you set up for yourself!

When I was a teenager I had an angel figurine in my room. I saw this angel nearly everyday, more than once, for many years. I think she even followed me off to college. Every time I got dressed, set or hit my alarm, answered the phone (back when they plugged into walls) I saw her words written on a banner she held.

That’s a powerful thing to have running through your mind, don’t you think?

Which is why we should surround ourselves with positive words more often.

How many times do we check into social media, to see what’s going on in the world, and find ourselves in the mud of it?

I think too much.

Or how many times do we interact with others, only to be adversely effected, not to anyone’s fault per say, on our goals for that day or week because of the words they use? (Remember, your mission is not the same as everyone else’s.) I don’t think we should isolate ourselves from all negativity, but much like a pendulum, we need to swing back towards the positive.

And depending on what kind of learner you are, either writing it down, or seeing it in front of you, take the time to remind yourself who you want to be in a tangible, physical way – with an index card on the fridge, near the door, or a figurine like mine resting in your room where you will see it everyday. I think connecting to physical properties in an era of tech is another way to feel grounded too.

If you do it … I’ll do it?


Okay then, what positive affirmation are you thinking of now? How does it effect you/make you feel, and where did you find it? The positive affirmation you share here might inspire someone else, so please share away!

And if you don’t have one, you’re welcome to use the one my angel held for me:

“The only limitations are the ones you set up for yourself!”

x and tales,



PS I love words

Limitation – a limiting rule or circumstance; a restriction

Limit – a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass


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