MAN'S UNBOUNDED CAPABILITY

COMMON to all mankind is the desire to succeed—to do their work better and so to progress to the attainment of their individual objectives or ideals. Yet no other human desire or aim is so frequently opposed or thwarted as this one: the very laudable wish to go forward to accomplishment. And, strangely enough, the obstacles and hindrances are all self-imposed! These obstructions include timidity, undue modesty, hesitancy, self-depreciation, lack of confidence, all of which add up to the belief that some people have been insufficiently endowed with ability and the fear that one has not the capacity to act correctly.

Why this diffidence? Why do we so often hear, "I can't do it"; "I lack the education"; "It is beyond my capacity"; "The opportunity never came my way"? It is because mankind have tacitly accepted the imposition of a multitude of restrictions supposed to be inseparable from human existence. Circumscribed thus by material limits, they have excluded themselves from the unbounded capabilities of the man that God created. All this is due to an entirely erroneous concept of what man really is.

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Article
REAL SELFHOOD
October 26, 1957
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit