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The word ''bumblebee'' is a combination of two words ''bumble'' and ''bee'' — ''bumble'' meaning to hum, buzz, drone or move ineptly. According to scientists, the bumblebee's body is too heavy and its wing span too small. The laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumblebee should be incapable of flight as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beats per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary.
Interestingly, the bumblebee does not know that theory so it keeps flying. Similarly, when you do not know your limitations, you go out and do wonderful things which may surprise you and the others. The only limitations a person has are those that are self-imposed. The constraints are not external, rather they are all internal.
It is always a wonder when babies start to pull themselves up to their feet for the first time. They get better at standing and walking while holding and tipping over numerous times. But even after several failed attempts, they never give up until they learn how to stand and walk on their own.
In reality, your idea of limitations is influenced by the environment and the people around you. The better news is that you can change your surroundings. Beware of people who would only tap other people's potentials to preserve their ego. Know what your own limits are, admit if you do not know something and push yourself to achieve success.
Be like a ''bumblebee'' and start living your life without fears and limitations. If that bee can fly, so can you towards your dreams.
• Try to start living your life without any fears and limitations
• Know what your own limits are, push yourself to your goals
• Don't get discouraged or frustrated when faced with issues
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company