Don’t Limit Yourself #writebravely
“I’m a sheep following the herd. My life’s no longer about my happiness. I feel trapped under the burden of responsibilities and expectations,” I said dejectedly.
“And this is holding you back to reach the purpose of your life. Right?” I nodded as he articulated exactly what I was struggling to explain.
He took my hand in his and said, “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”
“You can’t afford to limit your joy. You can’t discuss the ocean with a frog in the well. Can you?”
Linking this to Write Tribe Festival of Words – June 2018
Day 3 : Image Prompt and Quote Prompt -“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Ratatouille
June 26, 2018 2:12 am|
Couldn’t agree more. Well written post
June 26, 2018 2:20 am|
You are right we should never let anyone define our limits. Unfortunately we tend to blaim our responsibilities or people around us when we fail to reach our goals or fulfill dreams.
June 26, 2018 6:08 am|
June 26, 2018 8:07 am|
The last line slayed it
June 26, 2018 9:03 am|
I loved this line , “You can’t discuss the ocean with a frog in the well. Can you?”
June 26, 2018 9:14 am|
It is easier to be a sheep in the herd than to be aleader or to do what one wishes.
Thought provoking post
June 26, 2018 9:56 am|
We are our own limitations…. thanks for pointing this out.
June 26, 2018 10:28 am|
I’m in awe of you, Shilpa. You are an expert in crafting so much in so few words. I’m attempting a really tiny tale today with inspiration from you, of course. 🙂
June 26, 2018 11:29 am|
Well said. Last line was just perfect.
June 26, 2018 11:53 am|
So true, our only limit should be our soul. Beautiful.
June 26, 2018 12:11 pm|
When people talk about being contended with whatever I have in life, I tell myself the same ‘No use discussing an ocean with a frog’s No offences meant to them, but so many do not know the need to dreaming in others.
June 26, 2018 1:16 pm|
Such a hard hitting message written in such few words. Lovely Shilpa. I am quite enjoying your posts. Was unable to comment on the earlier one for some odd reason.
June 26, 2018 1:38 pm|
People think that after the world’s approval they can easily move further, but like the elephant and the chain they are always held back by something or the other. Nicely used prompts!
June 26, 2018 2:22 pm|
This is so realistic. Each one at some point in time feel trapped under the burden of responsibilities and expectations, And limits are manmade mostly from fear. Very nice.
June 26, 2018 3:31 pm|
brilliant with two prompts and u made it so effective with 100 words. I have been reading your day1 and day 2 too. quite amazed how u come up with two prompts in 100 defining words.
June 26, 2018 3:48 pm|
Nice one, Shilpa. Much said in a few words.
June 26, 2018 3:58 pm|
Your limit is your only soul! Well said, Shilpa! We mustn’t let anyone or anything limit us!
June 26, 2018 4:12 pm|
Brilliant take! Loved the short, yet crisp and poignant way you chose to convey the message 🙂
June 26, 2018 4:31 pm|
That’s a killer, such less words with a strong message.
This is the art of a true artist, you have words playing magic on your fingers Shilpa.
June 26, 2018 4:50 pm|
June 26, 2018 5:52 pm|
Beautiful words, specially the last line. You give out such string messages in so few words.
June 26, 2018 6:16 pm|
few words and reality of life. lovely words my dear
June 26, 2018 6:29 pm|
Nicely done Shilpa. Love that quote.
June 26, 2018 11:59 pm|
This happens a lot in our society. People decided our limits and we follow them. Later in life we realise that we have different abilities and goals in life
June 27, 2018 7:58 am|
The last line says it all! Concise yet packed with a powerful message.
You really have the way with thoughts and words. One more reason for me to fall in love with your writing!
June 27, 2018 5:19 pm|
I liked the ending line about there is no point in discussing the ocean with a frog in the well. This is truer than true.
July 15, 2018 4:45 pm|
Oh that last line! Such truth in it.