- Be aware of your limits.
- Recognize you have every right to have limits and to set them.
- Express your limits to others as clearly and simply as you can.
- If other people push or overstep these limits, express those limits again.
- Repeat as necessary.
- Let go of any worries you have about setting limits.
Yesterday, I set limits with several people, at work and elsewhere. And while I had some concerns that I might
- hurt people’s feelings,
- be judged,
- be misunderstood, or
- damage connections,
… setting limits actually improved each situation.
Here’s a limit I’m setting here:
When you set limits effectively, you remove limits for growth, for you and others.
What limits might you set, now?
There were definite limits to my photo-taking yesterday: I only took three. Here are all the images I captured on my phone, with photographic limits:
Because I’m the one setting the limits here, I’ll also show you a limited number of photos I’ve limited from previous posts (according to my limited memory):
Because there are limits to what others might see in my photos, I’ll tell you this about that last one: Oscar set a limit with that cat toy, by destroying it.
What limits can I set with “limited” music, right now?
Here’s my limited ending: quoting that song from the musical “Wicked.”
Together, we’re unlimited.
Unlimited thanks to all who helped me expand my creative limits with this post, to all who set, respect, and test limits, and to you — of course! — for whatever you do with limits, today.