Every day – every. single. day. – we have the opportunity to test our limits. To see how far we can go. And for most of us, we never come close to seeing our full potential, to know the true possibilities. We claim that life has thrown some obstacle (or many obstacles) in the way, and we will not be able to stretch ourselves until we address the obstacle(s).
Well, when you hurdle the obstacle, circumvent the obstacle, or just plain smash the obstacle, you are beginning to stretch yourself. You are beginning to test yourself to see how far, how high, how deep you can go. You are beginning the process of seeing your limits. And once you see your limits, you will be able to see that much farther.
But we often don’t challenge ourselves. We often hide behind fear or anxiety or worry, instead of letting ourselves shine in the light. I see so many people unwilling to “leave it all on the floor”. Instead, they do what is possible, what is approximate, what is do-able, and then move on. I have been guilty of this many times. But, I have also started to challenge myself to test my limits. To see how far I can truly go. To stand squarely in the limelight.
Yes, I am worried where the journey will take me. I must have faith that it is better, more rewarding, more enriching that what I have now. We may want to settle for good (and there is so little wrong with ‘good’), but what would it take for ‘great’?
How much would we need to stretch to feel great, to make something great, to have a great legacy? It is scary, nerve-wracking, and also exhilarating to think of being great.
I want it. I want to see how far I can really go. I hope you do, too. Help me build my legacy. Challenge me to be great. I promise to do the same for you.
It’s time to start s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g!