"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours"
- Richard Bach
About this Quote
This quote by Richard Bach motivates us to take ownership of our restrictions. It suggests that if we concentrate on our perceived restrictions, we will be most likely to accept them as our own. This is since our ideas and beliefs have a powerful influence on our lives. If we concentrate on our constraints, we will be more likely to believe that they are true and that we can not conquer them. On the other hand, if we concentrate on our strengths and prospective, we will be more likely to think that we can attain our goals. This quote encourages us to take responsibility for our own lives and to focus on our strengths rather than our weaknesses. By doing so, we can develop a more favorable outlook and be more likely to reach our goals.
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