I had a bizarre dream about turtles last night. I don’t remember the details, but I woke thinking about them. My brother caught a turtle years ago. He still has it in an aquarium in his house. I made a comment once that it never got bigger. It turns out that turtles, like many domesticated animals don’t grow to their full potential if they are caged. This makes total sense. Many of us never reach our full potential because we put ourselves in our “own cage”. We put boundaries and limitations on ourselves. We use negative words and thoughts to keep ourselves from venturing outside of our comfort zone. We create our own cages sometimes without even realizing we’re doing it.
It’s time to throw out the labels, excuses, negative thoughts, and self-made cages and grow. What limitations have you put on yourself?