Can you imagine a world without limits? A world where the only boundaries are that of your own imagination, where the bars have been lifted and you can become anyone you want to be and do anything you want to do.

See a reality where you could learn anything you could imagine, build anything you’ve ever dreamed, or be anyone you’ve ever wanted. The CEO of a mega corporation, the master craftsman of a unique, important skill, or a powerful mover and shaker: none of these are off limits in this vivid, new world.

There’s no glass ceiling. There’s no box that you have to think outside. There’s no corporate ladder to struggle your way through. The sky isn’t even the limit.

There’s no naysayers, nobody telling you that it can’t be done, that you’re not good enough, that you’re from the wrong side of the tracks, or that you don’t have what it takes.

Imagine yourself in a beautiful country home with acres of farmland, with woods and wild animals like deer and moose complimenting your landscape. Or perhaps you’d prefer a penthouse suite at the top of your city’s tallest building, with a balcony overlooking the skyline, a fireplace, a 60-inch plasma TV, and a kitchen loaded with marble and stainless-steal.

A World Without Limits

Reality Check

Now wake up, because that life is only a figment of your wildest imagination. You’re more likely to mauled by wild beavers than to experience that level of success in your life. Why?

#1: You’re listening to the naysayers

They exist and they do an astonishingly good job at keeping you from reaching out and attempting anything amazing.

And, to be quite honest, the biggest naysayer in your life is probably you. You’re probably the one filling your mind with reasons why you can’t or shouldn’t attempt to do anything amazing.

#2: You’re lazy

When you get home from work, you’d rather unwind, have a drink, and watch some TV rather than spend time learning a new skill, studying a foreign language, or growing an extra-curricular business. I hope your retirement treats you well, my friend, because in the end, that’s all you’re going to have.

#3: You make excuses

I’ll start school next semester; I’ve got too much going on right now. I’ll go job-hunting next week; my current job has me swamped this week. As soon as things settle down, I’m going to start work on that project I’ve been putting off.

No, you won’t. No, you won’t. And, no, you won’t. You’ll just have another excuse by then.

#4: You’ve lost site of your dreams

You’ve been told to chase your dreams since you were a little kid. They used to ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up and a smile would chase its way across your face, your eyes would light up, and you’d exclaim, “A fireman!” or whatever your childhood dream was. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had the same interactions with your kids. You’ve probably told your children or your friends to dream big.

But you’re a hypocrite. You don’t believe it. Your retail job has sucked the life out of your dreams. Your misfortunes and hardships have drained you of the visions you once held on to.

The Power of You

No matter where you come from, how smart you are, or what you’ve done in the past, there is only one person who can change these limitations that are holding you back:


I guess the question remains: What’s it going to take to reignite that flame of passion that once burned inside you to do something great?

Nicholas Cardot

About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.


  • maddie says:

    For sale: my mother. Guaranteed to make you feel like crap, build insecurity, and comes with one yappy dog.

    Nice kick in the pants article! Thanks

    • LOL, so true. It all starts with the parents, they are the strongest influence of our lives within the first 10 years of our lives (read this on Starbucks cup or something).

      Helps remind me why it’s so important to forgive and forget, so we can break old patterns and not pass on our fears to future generations.

      • maddie says:

        Forgive and forget I could do.

        But mom moved in with me and I can’t figure out how I got talked into it.

        I’m on a hunger strike but everyone else thinks I’m dieting.

  • Donna curto says:

    My dreams would not hinge on money that I need so I can continue working on my art.their would be no guilt for being who I am truly am. My family would support me and help me reach my dreams as I have done with them. It would be a be a beautiful world if we all could go after our passions.

  • It’s important to keep your dreams handy and always believe in them, for how unrealistic they might seem. I believe you always need a good motivation to realize you’re committing all those mistake you mention.

    • I would have to disagree with you Gabriel. One’s dreams should not be too much. There are those that dreamed of the impossible and as a result they have stabbed themselves with a lot of emotional pain. The dreams that we should be dreaming of should be attainable, else we would be mixing reality and fantasy.

  • >>
    When you get home from work, you’d rather unwind, have a drink, and watch some TV

    Unfortunately it’s all too common these days to know people who are young and full of ideas/energy who, after a full day of work, just want to lie on the couch watching trashy tv programs. It’s a shame how the energy can be sapped away! The energy to create… Still, even when I’m particularly over-worked, my inclination is not to simply consume television (it helps to not own one!)

  • Brad says:

    Nice post Nick…

    My fire has been burning for a while. I’m setting up the platform to make the jump from employee to employer. It takes time ya know?

    Watch out fro vicious beavers. They tend to maul you any chance they get..

  • What ignites the passion? I’m still trying to figure that one out. I have a lot to learn.

    Perhaps learning itself ignites the passion for me.

    All I know is that bandaid fixes like coffee, drugs, and alcohol just won’t cut it.

    Self discovery and learning definitely makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

    What does it for you?

  • This is another inspirational one!I believe you can acquire a talent through hard work and continue to nurture the talent.

    You can change you and only you can say no to you and vice-versa.

  • Anthony Lee says:

    this is cool. you wrote a post about life without limits. i wrote a book about destroying your limitations.
    the points you make are spot on. there are, unfortunately, many more limitations that people put on themselves, that root themselves much farther in the psyche than sheer laziness…but this is a good introduction to the start of the problem.
    its true. that is exactly what people do. they listen to the world around them tell them “these are your options. this is reality”. my friend (the pHD) calls it “interpolation”.
    then, when fully interpolated, we grow up living the life we were sold, and make excuses to reconcile the cognitive dissonance occurring within us. to combat this cognitive dissonance, we must escape reality, so we get lost in reality tv. after years of this, the dreams that were once so vivid and real, become gray smears that fade away in our memories.
    sad, sad situation.
    way to ruffle the feathers. now, lets see how we can get this information in front of the poor souls that need to read it. 🙂

    • Congrats on the book! Can I find it on Amazon? I 100% agree with what you and Nick.

      Imagine if major media outlets spread this kind of great information to the people instead of the current ads that dominates traditional media?

      What a wonderful world it would be 🙂

  • Thomas Frank says:

    First you dream, then you want. The STUFF you want is easier to get than your dreams, so you grab a crap job to get that stuff. Now you’re too overwhelmed to pursue those dreams.

    Stop working to get stuff. Start working towards dreams.

  • Wow. I had just typed out this novel of a comment pouring my heart out and almost hit ‘send’ when I realized it could all be summed up: I haven’t had any dreams for so long I can’t remember what that feels like.

  • Jane says:

    Great article. It’s very easy to lose site of what you want and the life you want to live. It’s great when parents encourage their kids a at young age to dream big, but then as they get older, reality kicks in and then it’s all lectures on getting a job from there. At some age, not sure which exactly, we settle with what we think we have to do to get by and put our dreams on the shelf. It’s time to dust them off and put them to use. Who really wants to grow up anyway?

  • Sharla says:

    Hi Nicholas,
    Thank you for the inspiration. I have vowed to let nothing come between me and the life I want. I once heard someone say that excuses are just “well planned lies.” There is no one person or thing that can hold you down quite like YOU can.

  • Amitash says:

    Wow. I get the nostalgia feeling after coming back to your blog after so many weeks.

  • Now that was worth reading! I have plenty of naysayers, plenty of TV shows, plenty of laziness, plenty of excuses but not so many dreams…until recently. I also love have you attach the word “vibrant” with comments.

  • Alfee says:

    A very good motivational post! I get the similar positive vibes I had when I took on a visualizing exercise on taking everything we know and own into one big trash bag and throw them all away to start fresh. Nothing to bog me down and certainly no naysayers.

  • ashwin says:

    For a world without limits you should think without limits.

  • Axel says:

    That is so true! I recognice the parental-stuffs.

  • SIegfried says:

    Well, very true, I think most of us really lost site of our dreams. but on the other hand it is not easy to get out of every day life grinder and still have strength to chase dreams ;/

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