Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 15 comments

Creative Commons License photo credit: James Jordan

“Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.” ~ Karen Ravn

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Linda Abbit August 17, 2008 at 2:16 am

What a beautiful quote!

Having just watched Michael Phelps earn his 8th gold medal, I couldn’t help but wonder if he’s heard this one. He certainly made his dreams come true this week!

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Cath Lawson August 17, 2008 at 11:03 am

Hi Lance – That was powerful. And it’s a great reminder that we shouldn’t put limits on ourselves.


chris August 17, 2008 at 11:18 am

I wish people would only realize that we are responsible for our limits. Yes, there are plenty of external limitations but it doesn’t mean that there’s no way around these limitations. Just piggy backing on Linda Abbit’s comment, I’m sure that Michael Phelps have had his share of limitations, but these things did not stop him from achieving his goal of being the best Olympian ever.

What a great quote to start my week!

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CG Walters August 17, 2008 at 11:52 am

very nice gift you have given today, Lance. Thank you.
Many blessings to you and all you hold dear,


Amanda Linehan August 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

What a beautiful image! Goes along with a great quote.

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Marelisa August 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm

This is a great reminder to always reach a little bit further. I read somewhere that we overestimate what we can do in the short-run and we underestimate what we can do in the long-run. By stretching just a little each day we can get really far in the course of our lives.

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Lanceman August 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm

@Linda – Michael Phelps is a great example of this quote in action!

@Cath – Limits – right. It’s so easy to do, and that is what holds us back.

@Chris – Great viewpoint on this. We all have limitations (external) that that can affect us. Or we can decide to find ways around these limitations. That’s really where our internal limitations can affect us – in trying to deal with our external limitations.

@CG Walters – Thank you!

@Amanda – Thanks! I really liked this image as well. It gives me the feeling of reaching high.

@Marelisa – As I’m sitting here thinking about what you’ve said, I can only nod my head in agreement. I can see this in my own life. And I like that – stretch a little further. Small steps will lead to big distances down the road (the long run, which we underestimate). Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this – very helpful.


Davina August 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Hi Lance. This is very self-empowering! It is in our hands… just like the image shows.

Davinas last blog post..I Dreamt I Died


Meribeth August 17, 2008 at 6:17 pm

This is great. it also tells us we are in charge of our future!

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Lanceman August 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

@Davina – Yes, it’s in our hands…to accomplish what we WANT to.

@Meribeth – We are in charge of our future – as long as we choose to be in charge of it. And that is really what this is saying to me – we have the power to choose how our life goes. Are we controlled by outside forces, or are we in charge of our lives – that’s the key for me.


Barbara Swafford August 18, 2008 at 2:13 am

Hi Lance,

Great quote. Short, sweet, to the point and filled with tons of value.

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Evelyn Lim August 18, 2008 at 9:31 am

Very beautiful quote. It’s inspiring!


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Ribeezie August 20, 2008 at 3:05 am

You know, too often we impose glass ceilings on our potential and that’s a horrible thing to do!

Dream, dream big…aim high…and never, ever settle for anything less than the best! There’s no glass ceiling on the heights we can reach…

So I say, dream on and dream big!

Ribeezies last blog post..What’s Stopping You?


Lanceman August 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

@Ribeezie – Yes, we do put up our own glass ceilings – and really limit ourselves. Dream it and then achieve it!


scheng1 May 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Like the last part! Imagination has no limit!
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