I believe that sometimes society, our upbringing and our parent’s upbringing can place these invisible locks - limitations. These limitations are so embedded into us, we often just assume it’s normal. Is it normal? Question it. Question all assumptions.
While reading, I lie - I don’t read. While listening to ‘Tools of the Titans’ by Tim Ferris on audible (which I highly recommend) - it talked about 5 monkeys who were part of an experiment. These 5 monkeys were placed in an enclosed area with bananas above which can only be reached by climbing a ladder.
Plot twist - every time a monkey would climb the ladder it would be sprayed with water so it wasn’t able to get to the bananas. Then one monkey would be removed - a new monkey would be placed and the new monkey not knowing would attempt to climb the ladder. The attempt would be interrupted by the 4 other monkeys who would not allow it (they didn’t want the new monkey to be sprayed with water).
One by one, an old monkey would be removed and a new monkey would be introduced to the group. This happened over and over again until there were 5 completely new monkeys - the monkeys that have not been sprayed with water.
Double plot twist - the water was no longer being sprayed!
However these monkeys would not even attempt to get the bananas based on previous assumptions, something they did not even experience.
So I leave you with this - question the assumptions, question the norm.
What is the worst that can happen?
You get hosed by water?
Or you may just get to eat that golden banana.