STEP OUTSIDE OF THE BOX…
We have all spent most of our lives trying to create a set of our own rules. They give us an illusion of control and keep us feeling safe and comfortable.
When we are in this box everything feels pretty warm and safe and there are no real issues to deal with daily.
Let me tell you a little story about a frog in a pan, many of you might have heard of it...
The frog is put in a pan of cold water, it could easily jump out as the water gets hotter and hotter. The frog does not make the jump because the change is so subtle, day by day, that it doesn’t even notice it. The water eventually boils on the stove and the frog dies, all along it could have jumped out and changed its destiny.
Are you in a “pan”? I bet you are and don’t even know it!
The best, coolest and comfortable places in any box are a trap; eventually the lid will close. The box always feels good with the lid off. We seem to think we are doing well in life, all is good, God is good. That’s what we say to ourselves. We have a vision of being free because we can still see outside.
When the lid closes, all of that goes away. Now it's too late to get out and do something about it.
WORRIES kicks in, ANXIETY starts to flirt with you, DEPRESSION rings you 24/7, OPPRESSION tells your ex girlfriend to slide in your DM etc..
Our natural instinct is to turn to what we know and what we are familiar with. The problem is that you have already been down this road before. Your soul craves to freely express yourself and to achieve your highest calling. But for some reason you turn back. To your comfortable box.
Our strengths become our weakness if we rely on them too heavily.
BUILDING NEW HABITS IS THE KEY TO BREAKING FREE.
Being aware of the box is the first step. Please take a look around you and ask yourself if you are being challenged or encouraged to be creative and visionary or do you just “FOLLOW” or “DO YOUR JOB”? Our authorities can cover this with being nice and friendly but you have to understand that if you keep doing the same thing you will keep getting the same thing. We are in an era where everything is reinventing…
In order to make an extraordinary jump in life you are going to have to ignore common behaviours. You are going to have to do and think in way that you have never done before. In the way where faith is required.
Think about it, if what you knew and what you were doing was going to get the job done then it would have worked by now!
NOW THE QUESTION IS…
Is this your standard? Are you proud of staying inside the box? Or perhaps you don’t know that you’re in the box? Look around you. Do you feel comfortable? Are you in a safe environment where you don’t need to think anymore? Are you at the same level as your close friends? Are you being challenged?
Well, then please jump out and embrace change and harness your God given creative abilities. We have plenty of followers, be a leader and lead by being changed.
If you want change then be the change! The world needs you to start thinking and creating!
Break free by thinking freely!!
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