Do you live in a box?
Do you follow outdated rules that don’t align with your heart? Do you participate in activities that you don’t enjoy to make other people happy? Do you stay in energy-sucking careers because you were taught that certain careers give you status?
I thought I didn’t live in a box or follow outdated rules until I started listing all of the reasons why I was not following my heart.
I told myself that I could not start a business because I was a single mother.
I could not be a lose weight because I had been overweight for years.
I could not get promoted in corporate America because I didn’t have the right mentor.
I could not feel sexy because I was over 50.
I could not write a book because nobody knew me.
I had tons of reasons for not pursuing my dreams, and my reasons were logical, at least I thought they were.
But what I realized was that I was basing my life on lessons that I had learned in childhood. The lessons about what it meant to be a woman, a mother, middle-age, and successful were based on the stereotypes, programming, and conditioning that I learned as a child.
I didn’t know it then but I was using my past to determine how far I could reach in the future. I was acting as if those old ways of thinking were true.
Here’s the truth: we all have beliefs that are keeping us in places that don’t serve us and with people who don’t support us. We all are making decisions based on lessons and beliefs that were passed down from our parents and loved ones. Unfortunately, some of those lessons are keeping us trapped in mediocrity and misery. And, some of the lessons could be filling us with doubt, fear and low expectations.
It’s time to tell the truth: It’s time to DE-BOX yourself!
Just think about it……
How would YOUR life change if you were able to identify old messages and stories that are keeping you in ruts? What would you do if you were able to break through your internal glass ceilings and go after what you want? What would happen if you felt empowered to do what you were born to do, and not settle for what you feel trained or tricked to do?
My friend, you don’t have to live in a box! There is a big, limitless world waiting to be explored and experienced BY YOU!
You don’t have to be confined to what’s acceptable, practical, or familiar. And, you don’t have to conform to what society tells you either.
YOU can do what makes you happy!
Over the new few weeks, take inventory. Determine if you are living in a box of expectations, societal norms and outdated rules that are stripping you of your joy.
You deserve to live outside of a BOX so you can SOAR HIGHER!
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