Yes, You Can’t!—Why You Should Affirm Your Limitations
Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. / Psychology Today
Don’t give up on your dreams, advantageously “amend” them. The title above may seem rather pessimistic—or downright perverse. Virtually every article written on achieving goals encourages you to transcend your (perceived) limitations—to break down, or leap over, barriers of your own making. But on a cautionary note, there are many times when your lofty ideals must bow to inescapable reality. Times when you have to make peace with constraints you’re enduringly “afflicted” with. Aspirations that, genetically or temperamentally, will remain off limits for you.