What if?

“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.” ~Jim Rohn
Sometimes, to make change happen, it's good to test our boundaries. Dare to cross borders. It can be scary. It's not safe. I admit.

We're so limited. That's human. I don't resent it. But what if we transcend our limitations? What if we step on the red lines? What if we go beyond the call? What if we don't resist change?

I think it will do us good to find out. Here are a few:
  • Our points of view —We don't see things 360 degrees all the time. What if we turn around more often and look farther beyond?
  • Our very short attention —We'd squeal at the slightest discomfort. What if we decide to listen and feel a bit longer?
  • Our fragile trust —We'd shut down at the first pang of pain. What if we risk getting hurt again, and again, and again, and again? Repeat. What if that can make all the difference?
  • Our finite grace —We'd forgive just to ease our conscience. What if we actually forget the offense and welcome back the offender? Don't we all deserve more second chances?
  • Our human strength —It's hard to be strong and frail simultaneously. It's pride. But, what if we ask for help?
  • Our too little time —We only have 24 hours each day and no "rewind" button. What if we spend an hour to "better" someone else's life simply by caring a little bit more?
  • Our soon-to-pass talents —We can only go too far with mere talent, and then... we age. What if our "age" reached out to more people in a way that would change their lives far better than just dazzle them with our talents?
  • Our getting-shorter patience —We can't take the heat of a confrontation. We easily tire of people's reasons. What if we stay a bit longer and open up a bit wider?
The list can go on, and on, and on, and on. As for me, I don't want to be limited anymore. I'm scared, but I'm taking the risks... beginning today.


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