One man was observing another man on the beach fishing. He noticed that he caught some big fish and some little fish. The big fish he threw right back into the water, yet he kept the little fish. Knowing this man was fishing for his dinner, the observer’s curiosity peaked.
He went over to the fisherman and asked, “Why do you keep the small fish, and throw back the big fish?”
The man said, “I only have a ten inch frying pan.”
Admit it, you limit yourself.
Recognize your limits and move beyond them
We all do in big and small ways. We hold ourselves back out of fear. And we don’t stand up for something when we feel undeserving. We don’t take chances in relationships. Neither do we try new ventures, nor attempt to stop our vices. We are afraid to heal since we are not sure what it would feel like.
But, why? Why not get a bigger pan, so you can have a bigger fish? *** Do you wonder if the bigger fish won’t taste as good, feel safe, or comfortable? We focus so much on the small fish in our lives, get caught up in them, protecting them, holding onto them, but in the end they limit us from our own greatest. They limit us from what we can do and accomplish and contribute to this world. It’s time we stop letting them.
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” Richard Bach
Take a risk, and embrace your own greatness. You are the only you you have, be the best you can be. We assume it will be scary or hard, but when we take the leap, the freedom we feel is so great. The possibilities we open to are so amazing, that we wonder why we took so long in the first place.
What are you willing to push past?
***(This is a metaphor, I am not advocating for people to want bigger things materially.)
Special thanks and shout out to the brave woman who told me this story. She is pushing past the limits of her sense of low self worth, and it already shows to those around her who feel her growing power. She is a star and I love witnessing her transformation.