5 Rules To Overcome Limitations

By Ryan Steele

May 3, 2017   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

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If you take a look at the most successful people in the world, you’ll quickly notice that they all have something in common. These people have conquered their limitations and they don’t follow the norm.

If you would like to achieve the same status, here are some of the best tips on how to overcome limitations.

Be Fearless

Most people want to get rid of their fear of failure. It’s the one thing they think is holding them back from being successful.

You may find that the real reason you have yet to succeed is because:

– You fear all the hard work that must be done
– You fear the commitment necessary both during and after you have succeeded
– You fear going out of your comfort zone

On some level, that’s totally understandable. But, if you truly want to succeed, you must work harder than everyone else. And to do that, you’ve got to get rid of anything holding you back.

I got rid of my fear by simply jumping into it and never looking back. I recommend you do the same.

Let Your Creativity Blossom

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The second rule to becoming limitless is to always be original.

I am not talking about thinking in an original way. Anyone can do that. What I am talking about is having the courage to act on your plans. It’s going out there and implementing your ideas so that you can succeed faster.

That’s how successful people operate. They let their mind free and then support their amazing ideas by taking action.

My advice would be to promise yourself that the next time you get a brilliant idea that can help you succeed financially, think it through thoroughly and then go for it!

Don’t hesitate. That’s what losers do.

Asking Questions Is a Waste of Time

If you really need to know the answer to something, you should ask, right?


Personally, I avoid asking people questions, especially if I could easily find the answer to them if I did some research myself. By asking others for answers, you start to rely on them. Relying on others limit you, which is exactly what you want to avoid if you want to overcome limitations.

Another reason you should stop asking questions is because the answer is probably within you already. Oftentimes, we ask questions only because we seek others’ confirmation and not the answer itself.

That’s why I say, if you dig deep down within yourself, you’ll be able to find the answers. Therefore, follow your guts and trust no one but yourself. You are the only one who truly knows what you want.

Stop Doing What Others Do

Let’s say you got 2 choices:

1. Get hired by a company
2. Create a company yourself and hire others

Most people would choose option 1 because that’s the norm and that’s what the majority does. This is exactly what I want you to completely stop doing. In fact, I recommend that you start playing around by doing one or two things each day that go against what the majority does.

As an example, If I were to say if I like Donald Trump or not, I could play around by saying “yes” when everyone else answered “no”. Of course, I will have to argue about my choice after, but that’s part of the game.

Playing against the norm is a great achievement because that means you’ll no longer be limited by the rules society places on your shoulders.

Believe With All Your Heart

If you stop believing in what you preach and practice, it’s just a matter of time before you meet the wall. You have to believe in your ideas so strongly because when the going gets tough, your mind will do one thing and that is to lie to you.

Ignore your thoughts and say “I believe!” instead.

Every big star, every big name, and every successful human being on this planet used to be big believers as well. In fact, don’t take it from me. Take it from one of the most successful people.

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”
– Oprah Winfrey

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As you may have noticed, all these rules have something in common. They appeal to you on a personal level because success is an individual process.

There are no limits when you don’t limit yourself. Use these tips and start learning how to overcome limitations from now on!

Ryan Steele

Ryan Steele is a blogger on the field of masculinity. With his companion, Stig Eriksen, he runs the consulting website Enhance Masculinity. The website seeks to improve the masculine image of its readers through thoughtful articles about lifting, success, identity and women.

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