There’s a mental difference between thinking that something can be maxed out versus being constantly improved and developed. If something can be maxed out there is an end. This end can become a goal, which can be helpful, but it can also be limiting. If you feel you have maxed something out in your life if can also be a source of ego. Targeting maxing something out can be dangerous and ultimately discouraging.
Your ability to learn or think, your health and relationships cannot be “maxed out” and it’s shortsighted and limiting to think in those terms. The things that matter can always be improved. Your credit card can be maxed out, your savings account can be improved.
If instead we think about continuous improvement there is no room for ego, there is only a journey of infinite paths. This means that no person is better or worse, just further along a different journey.
I’ve written before about continuous improvement, but I think it’s important to revisit that. Think of one small, achievable goal that will help you improve one thing in your life. Pick that thing and focus on improving it a bit. Again the goal shouldn’t be too complete something, but to improve it. How do you take another step along that journey toward another goal? How do you make sure you’re pointed in the right direction to make an improvement in your life?
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