Push Your Boundaries

When was the last time you pushed your boundaries? What can we claim as a victory if there was no risk to the endeavor? Many are content to spend their days in a routine; get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch TV, go to sleep… day after day after day, week after week, year after year. I think many of us do not even realize we are in a rut.

Try something daring and see what happens. Yea, you might fail and that’s OK. Fail with a smile on your face knowing you got out of the rut for just a little while. You might be amazed at just how fulfilling that failure can be.

I recommend you start small; maybe try a new way to make brownies (box mix not allowed) or take a different way to work. Turn the TV off for just one night and read a book. The right book will stir your soul and create in you a desire to step out of your comfort zone. Great accomplishments come with great risk.

I refuse to live in a rut… even something as simple as taking a different way home from work will brighten your day because you will see things that will be missed if you stay in the rut.

5 thoughts on “Push Your Boundaries

  1. I’ve been out of them and in them; ruts that is. I might classify today as another day that is looking back on a very rocky and blessed past few years well outside of any ruts. 🙂 It’s good to be encouraged to keep the eyes open for the risks and the surprise turns! Thanks for that.

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  2. Very well said. What you expressed here is more important than most people realize. Life lived just to survive lacks the excitement and fulfillment of a life outside our comfort zone. Wanting things to be somehow different while staying in my comfort zone is like wanting to swim while refusing to get in the water.

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