The Limit Is Me

My sister sent me this e-mail this morning and I thought I'd share it

Personal Growth, Personal Independence: The Limit Is Me
By Robin Good

One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big advice on the door on which it was written:
"Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym".

In the beginning, they all got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting curious to know who was that man who hindered the growth of his colleagues and the company itself.
The excitement in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd within the room.
The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: "Who is this guy who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he died!".
One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul.
There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself.
There was also a sign next to the mirror that said:
"There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.
You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.
Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.
"The most important relationship you can have, is the one you have with yourself"

Examine yourself, watch yourself. Don't be afraid of difficulties, impossibilities and losses: be a winner, build yourself and your reality.
The world is like a mirror: it gives back to anyone the reflection of the thoughts in which one has strongly believed.
The world and your reality are like mirrors laying in a coffin, which show to any individual the death of his divine capability to imagine and create his happiness and his success.
It's the way you face Life that makes the difference
titfortattoo titfortattoo
36-40, F
40 Responses Jan 31, 2008

thankyou for the music

This is great. Thanks for sharing.:):)

I have let that person die many times, but she keeps resurrecting. It's not that I don't know I'm the one impeding me, but not matter what I do, I can't shake it. For example, I have a PhD from Stanford that says that I should feel good about what I can do. But I still feel as pointless as everything around me.

i am so lost with this site ... i guess its not what i was thinking it was...can u help

This one is really inspiring. It just made me realize that everything is possible. We can do it as long as we believe in ourselves.:)

And I can motivate myself to fly. Really!!

Great story thanks!! :)

oh man you've got to be KIDDING<br />
that was a terribly written chain e-mail, and insanely cheesy to boot<br />
ugh just ugghghghhhh<br />
totally groan worthy

What? XD

Great story... very uplifting! I needed it today.. I am hitting bottom!

I already got this from Black Swan. "The only person standing in your way is you"

Loved it! Thanks for sharing

A relationship with God and your family forms the relationship you have with yourself.

Sorry kids but next time you'e "staring at the blank page before you" and actually thinking all you have to do is fill it in with your desires, you will get a big suprise. The page isn't empty. Like it or not you have many limitations, physical, mental, intellectual, financial and socially just to name a few. Just because you can believe it doesn't mean it's gonna happen. Remember what the wise man said, "Until you spread your wings, you'll never know how far you can walk" (pic of a penguin trying to fly underneath) I went to college, worked out every day, read every book and took every course from EST to "The secret". I don't drink or smoke, Ive meditated for years and treated everyone I ever knew like a best friend. Im the hardest working person Ive ever met, Im also kind, good looking and talented. Here's the kicker... Ive sufferered from horrible panic attacks for decades, been fired numerous times under extremely weird circumstances and been homeless twice. Life has knocked my feet out from underneath me and sabataged me every chance it got. I think it's called karma and no matter what you do you can't get away from it. Go ahead and reach for the stars... but don't think for a minute it's gonna be easy. Ive never found happiness. Never been married, never done anything I ever dreamed of and you know why?? Because sometimes life just kicks you in the head. Good luck chasing your dreams... I hope you get there, I really do but if you can't you'll just have to deal with it my friends, just like the rest of us. I expect a full refund when I die and no matter what anybody says, I'm never gonna do this "human being" thing again!

very interesting! thank you for sharing

A very appropriate message for me at this time in my life and I thank you for sharing. Looking into my own mirror I see a woman who has overcome a lot in life so far. Changes are in the works for a better life that I embrace totally. This reinforces my abilities and strengths. A new life full of what my heart desires is now present and keeps me focused. The future is full of good and positive feelings. My new life is happening and I am finally becoming the person I was meant to be. Getting to the place where my life journey has traveled for so long. A place of peace and acceptance. A place that I deserve. Blessings,D.

im glad u shared..

im glad u shared..

good story, makes you think

love this :)

awesomw story! i am very inspired to allow myself to experience unlimited possibilities....

Having been incontinent all my life, I can relate well to the story. Feeling sorry for myself in my younger days, but kicked myself in the butt and moved on. Always trying new products and trying to keep a positive perspective on my life.<br />
<br />
Incontinent Al

This is a wonderful inspirational story! Thank you for sharing!

That is a good is true I am the one limiting myself. I just dont know how to overcome it.

I too had got the same email long ago, and I still remember it.. Its so true, it is our thought and belief systems that set a limit to our capabilities.

That's a good story, somewhat inspiring... and I know its meaning is true..

Great story.

they say we learn something new every day. lol

I didn't even know learnt actually existed till today.

I use either but always wondered which was correct. Perhaps it differs in different countries. Like in the USA 'Z' gets used a lot more than in words here. eg Socialize vs socialise.

Why did no one tell me it was already a word!?<br />

lol oh! i didn't look it up! i use both lol

You've got to be kidding me. It's already a word!<br />

someone grab a dictionary

They should make learnt a word. "Look at what I learnt at school today mommy!"

Did you look it up yet? Learnt or learned? lol

lol :P

Woohoo! Goodguy34 learned (or is it learnt) a new word!!

lol @ j4p .... yeah i had to look that word up! lmao!!!

very interesting and true analogy.... i think analogy is the right word here :)