“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. — Bruce Lee

This was the quote posted on the wall behind my mentor’s desk. It had a picture of Bruce Lee from the epic ‘Enter the Dragon’ movie.  And no, the picture wasn’t what caught my attention 😛

The whole day I kept re-reading the same thing. Wrote it down and sent it to a few friends. The profoundness of this somewhat obvious philosophy caught me unawares and I realized how true it is. We, or atleast some of us, fail to realize how much damage we do to ourselves by setting up ourselves for failure by fearing to venture into the unknown. The perceived difficulty of any task is not the requirements or expectations that have to be fulfilled, but the fact that we create a huge hoopla about the factors that are unknown to us–the black void that engulfs and taunts us. Now it is upto us, we can take offense to the taunts and move ahead or stagnate at the same point to avoid the risk of the unknown.

This week I chose to move ahead. And it has been liberating. And rewarding, to say the least. What seemed like an insurmountable mountain seems like a tiny speed-bump from this side.  So here’s a huge shoutout to one-step-for-mankind-but-huge-leap-for-‘me’kind…

Cheers  \m/