I’ve never really like the term “outside the box”. I didn’t know I was in a box but I guess that’s the point. You don’t’ know you are until you start thinking differently, viewing the same criteria but from another angle.
Now there are ways to get you to think outside the box - by accessing your right brain. You can do something physical like run, play a sport, meditate or just take a walk. Some people can access it by reading, painting, writing, listening to music or having an enlightened conversation. Figure out what works for you.
You know you’re accessing your right brain when out of the blue the solution to a problem you’ve been working on suddenly pops into your head and Ka...BAM there’s the answer. This has happened to me many times. I’ll be sitting at my desk working on a solution to a problem and not getting anywhere with it yet I can feel the answer is just eluding me. I decide to take a break. I get up from my chair and take a few steps and ka...BAM the answer suddenly pops into my head. Four seconds ago I was stuck and now I have the answer. Amazing!
But how do you go about living outside the box? The box represents your comfort level. In order to live outside it, to excel and become what you know you can be, you need to have the courage, strength and perseverance to continue to grow. And you know you’re growing and expanding your world when the thought of doing something makes you a bit scared yet excited at the same time. It’s what takes you to the next level.
People don’t just fall into their greatness.
People don’t become fulfilled by playing it safe.
People succeed by their growth spurts, each one elevating them higher and higher to greater outcomes until one day they stop and realize it was all the little things that made them who they are.
I know living outside my own box is not always an easy thing to do. For me it’s much easier to fall back into the comfortable business aspect of my business instead of expanding my spiritual aspect. It’s a conflict of interest. My spirit says to speak my truth while my natural talents want me to fall back into the to-do list of running a business.
Guess who wants to win?
My spirit continues to push me to live outside my box. I’m not going to lie, it’s a bit scary and uncomfortable but I’m getting so much more out of life. How about you?