There once was an entrepreneur who was interviewing people for a division manager position. He decided to select the candidate that could answer the question "how much is 2+2?"
The engineer pulled out his slide rule and shuffled it back and forth, and finally announced, "It lies between 3.98 and 4.02".
The mathematician said, "In two hours I can demonstrate it equals 4 with the following short proof."
The physicist declared, "It's in the magnitude of 1x10^1."
The logician paused for a long while and then said, "This problem is solvable."
The social worker said, "I don't know the answer, but I am glad that we discussed this important question.
The lawyer stated, "In the case of Svenson vs. the State, 2+2 was declared to be 4."
The accountant looked at the business owner, then got out of his chair, locked the door and pulled the blinds. He then returned to the business owner, leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, "What would you like it to be?"
The point of this joke (excluding the obvious connotations surrounding ‘creative accounting’) is to highlight realism. Most people live in a world where 2 + 2 = 4 except for successful people. For these people realism has its place but they live in a world where 2 + 2 equals whatever they want it to equal.
I mean think about how far you would get if you listened to all the naysayers who say you can only go this far or that far? You would only get to the limits that they believe to be there. We know better however, that there are no limits, they will tell you to be realistic when setting goals, we say why?! Why must we be realistic, why can't we break through the glass ceiling and go for everything we want and not settle for the mediocre that is acceptable to the masses. The answer if you want true success is that we shouldn't!
I think you are getting the idea here so just remember this as you go on your journey to greatness.
You are in a world where 2+2=4. 2+2 only equals 4 if you accept that 2+2=4. 2+2 is going to be what we want it to be. Just decide who you're going to be and what you're going to do then the universe will get out of your way, it is like water, it wants to go through the path of least resistance, and you are a force with huge resistance that will not be pushed aside on the way to getting the life you want, nay, the life you need to get your family out of the slums!
Look it is simple. Limitations do not exist.
Fly your own flag