Our limits tell us important things about ourselves.
They help us draw lines for margin.
They pave the way for vulnerability.
They show us what we aren’t able to do and that
can be just as important as what we are able to do.
I had tech issue I needed help resolving. Whenever I’ve taken my Mac into Apple I’ve usually felt exposed. This time was no different.
The problem was with some software. Gus, the tech support guy, asked where the program was on my laptop. Where? Uh…I don’t know. Found out again!
I went to my default answer which is “I just know how to make things look pretty. I don’t know how it works.” (Big smile to tech people)
The thing is, I learned something. I’m a little bit smarter about how this program works and in not installing updates so quickly.
Limitations are frustrating. Sometimes humiliating. These words from Emily remind us of the opportunity for growth they present. And growth is rarely without discomfort.
How have your limitations helped you be vulnerable?
What have you learned about yourself from your limitations?
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