“Know your limitations” is an adage that we are not always attuned to. In almost every form of human endeavor, we see folks going way beyond their natural ability to perform. Talent is of course one of the keys to success, but experience remains its underlying principle.

Success, as another adage states, has many fathers but failure is an orphan. Failure almost always happens when we do not follow our inner voice that says: before we leap the Grand Canyon, before we cross the Rubicon, before we walk along the railway track, it is always a good idea to stop, look, and listen or we will fall into the abominable abyss, drown in the raging river, get run over by the speeding train.

The permutations of limitations are so innumerable, that despite talent and experience, our undertaking and the success or failure that goes with it, should properly be measured…

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