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Motivation Principle #120: Limitations Make Us Smarter

Apr 20, 2023

Oftentimes, we feel that limitations keep us from reaching our goals.

This may depress us and kill our motivation. We might even end up on the couch, self-medicating on Netflix and sugary food.
I believe it is important and helpful to reframe limitations and see how they can benefit us!

Limitations make you more creative. They will force you to brainstorm, to come up with brand-new ideas. They will make your solutions more beautiful and powerful.

As an example, let’s look at poetry.
Before, poems had many rules. Like Shakespearean sonnets or Japanese haikus.
Shakespearean sonnets followed crazy rules, like the rhyming scheme “abab cdcd efef gg” and a iambic pentameter…

Then, in high school, we also had a brief look at modern, ruleless poems. Modern poets were no longer bound by rules. But this artistic freedom didn’t make their poems more beautiful. Instead, they were boring! It was almost as if there was no point to them.
In a good way, this also applies to songs and hip hop.

So, whenever you come across a limitation, don’t let it demotivate you. Realize that this limitation might well be a blessing in disguise and that it may stimulate you to come up with even better solutions than if you hadn’t had this limitation.
In other words, limitations are awesome!

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