One thing we love to feature on Ever Widening Circles is a person who pushes the conventional boundaries of the human body. Pushing limits seems to be a way of life for some, and thankfully they crack open the door on possibility for all of us!

Whether it’s an extraordinary artist, athlete, scientist or thinker, part of the Ever Widening Circles vision is demonstrating the idea of remarkable creativity and perseverance leading us all into the future.

Image: Danny MaCaskill holding bike over head at the top of Cullen Ridge

Pushing Limits
Source: Danny MaCaskill //thisgivesmehope

Such is the talent of original thinkers and doers we’ve featured like Paul Nicklen’s harrowing but funny story of swimming with Leopard Seals, or JR and his Wish to Change the World, or magician Keith Barry hacking into our brains!

We love these folks pushing limits not because they come from the daredevil genre but because they are redefining what we think is possible. Are there limits? Or are our own limits largely self imposed?

Today we have yet another incredible athlete to share, whose video is combined with vistas that are jaw-dropping in a way that Hollywood’s most exotic locales could barely touch.

28-year-old Danny MacAskill of Isle Skye decided to take on one of the toughest terrains known – Cullin Ridge – strapping a GoPro to his helmet and with a crew in tow. This incredible video is the outcome.

Amazing, right?

One of our favorite quotes at EWC, all about pushing limits, is from a book we’ve featured called Illusions, by Richard Bach.

“Argue for your limitations,
and sure enough they are yours.” – Richard Bach

Keep that in mind the next time you find yourself saying words like, “I cant…”, or “I’m not…”, or “I wish I could…”

Stay open, curious and hopeful!

~ Dr. Lynda

Need a little more inspiration?

Just scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll find a few of my favorite articles that continue some of the trains of thought here! You can also head to our homepage to check out our latest articles, circles, and archives! Even better, subscribe below to receive the latest from EWC right to your inbox!

Notes:

  1. “Danny Macaskill: The Ridge.” YouTube. Cut Media, 2 Oct. 2014. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA>.