In his book, No Limits, John Maxwell shares his insights about becoming a no-limit person, one who continually and relentlessly pushes their limits to find their greatest potential. The three keys in his pursuit are awareness, giftedness and choices. He states that it works like this, “When I am aware in areas of my life where I need to get better and develop, and where I take my giftedness and abilities and grow in them and make the right choices, I’ll become a no-limit person and expand my potential.” Most people, he notes, know about the importance of giftedness and choices. He cautions, however, that many people are unaware of the huge downside of being unaware.
To grow and become that no-limit person, it is critical that we, first, have a firm self-awareness and understanding of who we are, our strengths, areas for improvements and blind spots. Maxwell captures this saying, “I cannot grow if I don’t know.” Finding this awareness comes not only from self-reflection and discovery, and also, from trusted others, people who care enough to share with us their reality of who we are. It is this learning that opens our eyes even wider to a deeper understanding of who we are. As Sheryl Sandberg writes, “We cannot change what we are not aware of. And once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”
May you continue to grow to become the magnificent no-limit person you are. Explore the magic of you in all its known depth and breadth, and constantly probe to discover what is still there but you have still not seen. Take this understanding and apply your giftedness and choices to take you to heights undreamed of to a life of unlimited growth, joy and happiness in achieving your life’s purpose and meaning and caring for those whom you touch and serve. May you remember, always, the words of Aristotle, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!