Looking Past Limits

When you look at yourself, do you see limits?  Or can you see beyond them?

This isn’t a short video.  It’s 15 minutes long.  And it’s worth it.

“There has never been, and never will be, anyone who sees, thinks, or responds exactly the way you do. Whether you’re revolutionizing physics or making a quilt, you must display your differences to make a difference.” —Martha Beck (quote from the Kanchi fan page on Facebook)

To view this video on the TED website (with full transcript), click here:

To find out more about Caroline Casey and Kanchi, visit her site her:

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  1. Hello Michelle,

    I love Ted.com and I have used three of the videos on my blog for inspiration. Unfortunately, from an early age, some of us are taught to focus on our weaknesses and make them strong, instead of focusing on our brilliance and mastering them. Caroline shifted her thinking about self, when you do that the world truly becomes your oyster. It starts with the mindset, our mind is one of the most powerful tools we have for our success, change your thoughts and you will change your life.

    I’m inspired by this video. Thanks for the inspiration injection … self imposed limitations be gone!
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  2. Hello,
    Thanks for this great post. I love TED and I remember watching this video and got inspired.

  3. Great post.
    Proof that the half-full glass is always more exciting than the half-empty one.
    Make sure you teach your kids that fact!
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  4. I usually try looking beyond my limits, Michelle. In fact, I try thinking that I do not have limits at all. ;) Of course, on the long run, this kind of philosophy can hurt me, as I can overburn myself, but it is the way i am building my self confidence, so I believe it is something worth the effort.
    Thanks for the video, by the way.
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  5. This is important to know, because it’s your legacy that will last. So take some time to get clear on this, because when you do, you will make your choices with complete confidence knowing whether or not they serve and support your intended legacy..
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  6. Hi Michelle

    Thanks for this post.

    As a visually impaired man myself, I can somewhat relate to what Caroline has to say, although it is a little more obvious that I am visually impaired. Caroline really is an extraordinary woman and is someone who deserves a lot of respect. It is so true, that we aren’t limited by our disabilities and can achieve greatness. The only thing stopping us is our mindset. The blindness doesn’t stop people from thinking in the right way. The laws of attraction apply to all and not only to the fully sighted.

    I hope you’re having a great day and I look forward to tomorrow’s post.

    Your friend across the pond

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  7. Oh how I love these videos.

    So inspiring.

    We must learn to stop placing limits on ourselves. Awesome story!
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  8. And overcoming psychological drawbacks left by less-than-ideal childhood can be daunting too…
    Never mind, there’s many of us who have been there. ;)
    What we must remember: Each moment is new.
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  9. awesome video! it’s worth watching co’z it’s very inspiring! love it!
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