Posted by: David D. Daggett | July 25, 2011

What’s Stopping You?

What’s Stopping You?

      What’s stopping you? Do you have limitations … what are they? I have many. Unfortunately, most, if not all, of my limitations are self-imposed.

The Linn Family

      Self-imposed limitations may be the biggest limiters of success that exist. Self-imposed limitations exhibit themselves with excuses, rationalizing, laziness, and sometimes even fear. However, if we can overcome these limitations our successes can exceed our wildest dreams.

      Fortunately, we sometimes have others who are examples that help us overcome our personal self-imposed limitations. As we referenced last week, an example of that was Toby Linn and the Linn family at last week’s Kids for Kids Triathlon. Sisters Heather and Ally, and parents Vonnie and Eric pulled, pedaled, and pushed 10-year-old Toby Linn to the finished line. Toby, confined to a wheelchair for life due to cerebral palsy, beamed at the thrill of crossing the finish line and becoming a triathlete.

      Toby and the Linn family are examples to others. They have a healthy, fitness lifestyle in which they incorporate the entire family, including Toby. Along the way, they are having a profound impact to those of us without disabilities.

      We think we have limitations? Just ask the Linn family – we don’t have limitations, we have opportunities. It is our own conscious decision to move past our limitations. As Eric Linn exclaimed to me “There’s nothing holding us back!” Many thanks to the Linn family for teaching us all a little more about our own limitations.

      “Welcome to the finish line, Toby Linn! You are a triathlete!”

Beyond limitations,


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