Winners can break through hidden boundaries to prosperity.
Last Sunday I passed a field of cows separated from me by a shallow section of river in Colchester. Enjoying the sun all these cows had been lying down, but seeing a passing human all began to stand and gather in my direction. The devil in me entertained the idea if I could persuade the cows to cross the river into my field. I talked to the cows, waving delicious grass towards them on my side of the river. One cow did enter the river but then did not attempt to go further.
The river would not have been much of a challenge to these cows had they wanted to cross to the other side, especially if a fire-breathing dragon was right behind them. The river presented in the minds of the cows a formidable barrier of anxiety which kept them on their side of the river with no need for fences. Our own invisible barriers limit us, those hidden limits imposed upon us by authority figures, society and life experiences, that often limit our dreams and potential.
If we were to become aware of those barriers, we could bust those limits to achieve outcomes beyond our wildest dreams. The green grass was greener on my side of the river than on the cow’s side, however the limit of a shallow river will prevent the cows from ever experiencing such delicious grass.