When You Ignore Your Limitations

By Rogers Wanambwa & Kudzanai Kurotwi


Have you ever wondered whether you can do much more than you are doing currently? Do you feel scared every time you think such thoughts, coming up with excuses of how hard it is or how little you know about the subject?


Do you believe that you are already doing “all you can” and “giving it all you can”? Do you also feel that it’s not enough? Well, maybe you really haven’t reached your full potential!


Scientists say that humans mostly use only 5% of their brain’s capacity meaning that most of our lives, we don’t even do the bare minimum of what we can achieve. But that doesn’t mean you cannot, as a person, achieve more. In fact, many people do, you see them too.


Great things come to those that work hard and consistently for them its that simple. We all want to be the best version of ourselves. To do whatever it takes to be the best by all means. But this does not always work the way we want it to because of our limitations.


We are all said to have limitations in ours lives, certain notifiable things that make us think we can’t or are unable to achieve what we truly desire in life. However, we can overcome it all despite the “set” limitations.


By overcoming your limitations you’ll have the most amazing experience in your life and this is how you can do that:


1.Be aware of your limiting actions/thoughts
2.Think big, Think beyond, Think far, See endless possibilities
3.Take action! especially towards big dreams that confront the limiting beliefs
4.The people who you surround yourself with matter the most, be around high achievers
5.Grow. Everyday Seek Growth.


First, you need to accept your limitations’ existence and find the feeling within you (makes you become in control of the situation) and then move past your preconceived notions in hope of overcoming limitations.


That being said its important to always accept challenges, those that will make you be more creative, far away from your comfort zone. The best way to realise your limiting factor is when you look from a distance.


By making goals, you are always working towards something. It doesn’t pay to live aimlessly and so always push yourself everyday towards your dreams and vision. Let that be grand too!


“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3, KJV.


Then, set out to achieve what your vision is. Be persistent and consistent and by this, I mean talking about your goals, showing your achievements to those that will genuinely critic and give give advice and working on bettering yourself.


Overcoming your limitations is certainly not a one-day event, and neither is achieving success. You work on it, ponder on it, and sometimes you will fail or things will slow down (but that is part of the journey).


Consequently, this is where you need people that will cheer you on. People that sometimes are better than you and will teach you or inspire you to do more with yourself. Obviously, this means you must be willing to put in the work and to learn.


Basically, that means daily growth. Through reading, through researching, listening, and most importantly, through doing. You really can never overcome anything, not even your limitations without doing something about it.


Lastly from ignoring our limitations, we welcome them, learning to accept our limitations, we’ll overcome and be better. Truly, all the above will not work if we never acknowledge that we indeed do have some limitations somewhere in our lives and hence seeking for ways to overcome them.

Kudzanai‘s work can be found on her blog by clicking or tapping that hyperlinked name. She’s a blooming writer with a playful look at life.

9 Replies to “When You Ignore Your Limitations”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I’m shocked that I might be using only 5% of my brain 👀 But it’s a wake call for me to go after my dreams.

    I’ve never read Habakkuk 2:2-3 but it’s now one of my favourites.
    Good read.

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