This message is sponsored by Reality.
You can’t do whatever you set your mind to. You don’t have “infinite potential”. You aren’t going to be successful at whatever you try.
Can’t, Don’t, and Aren’t (Oh My!) Them’s some dirty words among personal development gurus.
But here’s a little more from our friend Reality.
Your potential may not be infinite, but no one (you included) has any idea what’s in there that can be tapped.
You may not be able to accomplish whatever you set your mind to, but no one (you included) has any idea what you *can* accomplish with a little (or a lot of) perseverance.
You may not be successful at everything you try, but no one (you included) has any idea of what heights you could reach in the domain you want to apply yourself to.
You can’t go beyond your real limits. But if you’re alive, you can blow past the bullshit limits that you and others have placed on you.
Personally, I find this to be much more impressive than if you were a “spiritual being with infinite potential.” If a creature like that accomplishes something, who gives a shit?
But take a finite, corporeal, relatively weak entity, and watch it blast through obstacles and rocket beyond the limits it thought it had?
Now that’s pretty cool.