The only thing that can limit us is how we think. That’s because we are going to act based on our thoughts. And while our friends in the philosophy department may study metaphysics, they will perhaps encounter the many worlds theory. This theory states that whatever we can imagine has, is, or will occur in another world. It’s similar to the notion of parallel worlds. And our Sikh friends may concur with this view, as their religion suggests the existence of infinite realms. Some mathematicians might agree with the notion of infinite realms too, given the idea that wherever infinite variables can be applied, infinite possibilities, too, apply.
I will call up scenarios from my imagination where extreme limitations could not hold back a person’s potential. Some of these scenarios are premised on true stories. But the more extreme ones are based on true stories.
A student in the special class (considered as having below-par potential) goes on to become a famous Ph.D., publish a book, and research intelligence. Hint: this is true.
A child labeled a vegetable has someone who sees her potential. She goes on to get an advanced education and write a best-selling book. (I’m unsure if she went to college or wrote a book, but I wouldn’t doubt if she did.)
A woman who became unrecognizable due to severe drug addictions and criminal offenses turns her life around to become a CEO of an energy firm and fitness instructor.
A boy with autism, with the help of his entrepreneurial mother, starts a business based on his passion for gaming sports for people with disabilities and opens up franchises globally.
A man with schizophrenia and a knack for mathematics wins a Nobel prize. In addition, he has a feature film (A Beautiful Mind) made of his life story.
A woman with no arms and legs becomes a para-Olympic pole vault champion.
A woman who scientists later discover has almost no brain matter, just a brain stem, is valedictorian of her high school and later becomes a famous medical doctor. (It’s true that a woman without brain matter, just a brain stem, had a high IQ.)
A woman with the most severe mental illness becomes a professor and doctor (in Canada). She researches high-functioning people with her condition. (I tried contacting her.)
A woman diagnosed with highly aggressive cancer climbs the highest mountain in icy conditions, following the teachings of the Ice Man (Wim Hof), thereby curing her disease.
With that said, I’m genuinely not a believer in setting realistic goals. When I came down with a severe disability, I was told to set realistic goals—to have “small” dreams. No. I believe in unrealistic goals. They are the most fun to strive to achieve.
It’s time to face the truth: we are infinite souls with unlimited capabilities. We are unstoppable and can transcend anything, no matter the obstacles. So, we must drive forward with every fiber to the next goal. Maybe it’s to cure ourselves, acquire higher education, earn an insanely high income, and find true love. It’s all ours! We’ve got everything it takes to achieve any goal we imagine. And if our goals are ridiculously unrealistic, we’ve got a stamp of approval!