So I started thinking about my limits: how I can't have it all, how limitations can actually foster creativity, how being matters more than doing. Which is great, and I'm much better at taking care of myself now, but still not quite enough because moving forward matters too much to me.
I started naming the limits: Time. Physical needs and abilities. Lack of money. Lack of knowledge. Other people's needs and wants.
And I realized that other than the basic laws of physics, most of these can be overcome, but not by a single person. Yes, a single person has limits. It's good for a person to embrace those limits, even to use them to his or her advantage. It's important for a person to take care of him or herself.
But if you don't have enough time, money, or knowledge, there's probably someone who does. Or you might need several someones to help.
I realize that this leads to other types of limitations. How do you get to know the people who can help you if you don't have connections? How can you bring people to your way of thinking if you don't have the technology to reach them?
I think that's when you have to get creative, and some situations might require more creativity than others. If you live in a place without much infrastructure, you might have to do a lot of walking to get your message out there. If you don't know many people, you'll have to attend a lot of events and ask a lot of favors.
I was recently reading about whether or not MBAs are worth the money. Many experts say that unless you're attending one of the top ten or so schools, save yourself the money. Most of the value of a good business school comes from the connections you make with people.
The world's successful revolutions happened because people got together with a common goal. So if you want to change the world, but you're coming up short in the time-money-knowledge department, start talking. The sky isn't the limit, but your social circle just might be.