Speed Limits

No matter where you travel there are always speed limit signs; 55, 65, 70.  They are everywhere, well except Montana.  A quick google search made me realize that no one really knows what the speed laws are out there, but I digress.  What we all know is there are limits imposed on us no matter our destination or type of journey, whether it is the speed limit or speed of light, there are limits.  Some of these limits are immovable and some are merely suggestions and others still, are a little of both.  So, on your journey through life and toward success what limits do you face?  Here are a few that you may not even known were limiting your success.

Laziness

I know know what your thinking.  You’re thinking, “Whoa, that seems a little harsh.  If you want people to read your blog you probably shouldn’t call them lazy.  But I think at times we need to be honest, sometimes what is holding you down is not “the man” but “The Office” or “Duck Dynasty.”  Turn off the TV and the internet and you’ll be amazed by the increase in your productivity.

 Stupidity

By now you’ve probably figured out that I’m not really talking about you, but those other people who are lazy and stupid.  So you can pass this on to them next time you see them.  It’s not so much that they are stupid per se, but that they make stupid decisions.  Actually that may be a little too far, it’s probably more accurate to say they make decisions, stupidly.  They just don’t have a system in place for helping them make wise decisions.  I’ve posted on this previously so I won’t go into details, just know that poor decision making processes are just as detrimental as poor decisions.

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Jealousy

 Lazy, stupid, and now your just jealous.  We all know that one guy who is always complaining about how much everyone else has and how much he doesn’t have and how it’s not fair and on and on and on.  He’s the guy nobody wants to talk to at the office Christmas party and he makes everyone a little tense when he is around.  A surefire way to be limited in life is to waste your time wishing you had what someone else has instead of going after it for yourself.

Selfishness

Another thing that everyone else is guilty of is selfishness.  But not the hoarding all the legos in kindergarten type of selfishness.  That’s just childish, I’m talking about the kind of selfishness that alienates your spouse because you think its their sole purpose in life to make you happy. Maybe you’ve never quite said those words out loud but maybe you’ve said it this way, “If she would just [fill in the blank] then I wouldn’t be like this all the time.”   In the end if you are living your life in such a way that you are actively trying to bring joy to others instead of yourself then you are living in the Montana of life, no speed limits baby!

Like I said, I know that none of you are lazy, stupid, jealous, and selfish and in all honesty I mean that.  But sometimes those little slivers of negative behavior get in to our lives and start to fester and pretty soon there is infection and all kinds of yuck and we don’t even remember where the sliver came from.  So what are two things you can do today to keep from falling into these behaviors or to help pull your “friend” out of these behaviors?

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Speed Limits No matter where you travel there are always speed limit signs; 55, 65, 70.  They are everywhere, well except Montana.  A quick google search made me realize that no one really knows what the speed laws are out there, but I digress.  What we all know is there...