It doesn't happen often, but while I was writing my book, Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, I was awakened in the middle of the night with this thought, "Don't live within your means."
Even though it was 4:30am, I was so excited about this idea that I awoke my wife and began to 'preach' to her about it for several minutes. (She said the idea was great, but she really needed her sleep.)
What do I mean when I say, "Don't live within your means?" I believe you should act bigger, believe larger and associate higher. Your outlook determines your outcome. So, make your plans BIG.
Talk with people smarter than you. Listen to those more insightful than you. Ask questions of those more successful than you. Lend a hand to those less fortunate than you. Don't stay where you are.
No matter what the level of your ability, you have been equipped with more potential than you can possibly use in your lifetime. Don't let the future be that time when you wish you'd done what you aren't doing now. You need to have a dream to make a dream come true.
If the shoe fits, don't wear it. If you do, you're not allowing room for growth. Webster knew all about the ineffectiveness of "living within your means." When you look up the word means in his dictionary, it tells you to "see average." When you decide to live within your means, you are deciding to live an average life.
Do this: Know Your Limits - Then Ignore Them!
- John L Mason, from the book Know Your Limits - Then Ignore Them! (to find out more about this book, please go to www.freshword.com/resources)