Know Your Limits

Know what you’re willing to do and what you’re not willing to do.

Know what you’re physically capable of doing and what you’re not.

Know what you’re happy to make time for and what will slow you down.

Know when you will break under pressure.

Knowing limits helps frame priorities, empower you to say “no” when facing incompatible opportunities, and paves for you a much easier path forward.

On the other hand, knowing your limits also helps you identify bars in your life worth raising. If you’re not physically capable of doing something you see value in doing, then knowing your limits becomes the first step on a path to improving your strength. Limits are only limits if we think of them that way. For now, perhaps they’re merely obstacles to push past.