I'm sure you have all heard the term "step out of the box," but what exactly does that mean? First, let's try to determine what the box is. Is it the perfectly packaged life that we have dreamed of or carved out for ourselves? Is it how we do things every day? Is it what others think we should be doing, saying, or being? Actually, it is all of the above, and I am here to say that being in the box is not as fun or rewarding as being out of the box.
You might be trying to be the perfectly boxed wife, husband, parent, sibling, child, employee, friend, business partner, or CEO. Why, though, would you allow what others expect of you to define you as a human. I believe that a package is meant to be opened. I also think that each gift is boxed uniquely, and inside there is always a new surprise.
We allow ourselves to be put into a box for many different reasons. Some of these could range from how we grew up to what we were taught to believe. Your package could have also been formed by those you surround yourself with today. Of course, these things are essential in shaping our daily lives, but we do not have to be defined by any of them.
Stepping out of the box is a crucial thing for everyone to do at some point in life. Freedom comes with deciding that you will not be confined to what has been given to you as your label. There is something special about being unique and doing things different from what anyone believes you should be doing.
Whether it is how you cherish your relationships to how you parent your children. How you play your sports to how you manage your business and plan for your future. I know for sure that there is not one box size or shape for all. You are unique, you are special, and you will never ever please everyone. So, step out of your box to continue your journey to your best and most beautifulife.
My affirmation for you this week is:
"I will jump out of the box now and then to be the best version of me as I continue to live my life to the fullest.”