May 11, 2023

Acknowledging Our Limits

We can be strong and tough, able to overcome whatever adversity lies in our path. We can be powerful and influential, make big waves in the world. We can be superhumans.

But be careful—we have to acknowledge our limits too.

We have only 24 hours a day, and ideally a third of that is for sleep. Our focus and energy deplete throughout the day. We have limited resources. Even our time on Earth is limited.

We have to acknowledge limits or we'll crash. We'll risk our health. We'll risk extreme exhaustion that's difficult to bounce back from. We'll risk losing the fire inside us and give in to resignation.

We need to be realistic, as much as we are optimistic.

We can be superhumans, but still humans.