Push Boundaries

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To push the boundaries, you need to know where the edges are.
— Mark Boulton

MOTIVATION MONDAY

The circus is in town. If a traveling show isn’t going on near you right now, there will probably be one soon. Summer is a time for circus.

AT ITS CORE, CIRCUS IS ABOUT EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES.

The most obvious way we see this is in the spectacular demonstrations of human physical possibility.

Circus artists regularly blow our minds with their impressive feats of physicality.

But there’s more.

Circus—especially contemporary circus—explores ideas of possibilities and boundaries. It’s about just how far is a performer able—and willing—to push the outer edges of perceived limitation. And just as often, their performances can be emotionally risky as well as physically challenging.

Each performance provides the acrobat the opportunity to speak to the audience.

They say, let me show you what I can do, but also to say, if I am capable of doing this, you, too, are capable.

Circus arts provide us with a reminder that we all are capable of more than we think. Whether it be climbing all the way to the ceiling, flying through the air with the greatest of ease or mastering your first perfect push-up, you are capable of more than you might think.

YOU ARE CAPABLE OF MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.

There’s just one thing, though.

It’s going to take some work. Hard work.

Sweat, definitely.

Tears, probably.

Blood, well, hopefully not, but sometimes it happens.

There will be times when it feels easy.

And there will be times when it really, really sucks.

And every lift, every workout, every day, you can discover for yourself what the circus has been trying to tell us for so long: you are capable of more than you think.