The best way to get people to think out of the box is not to create the box in the first place.” – Martin Cooper
Over the years, I’ve watched so many people struggle against imaginary walls. Their pain, their suffering, their anguish were all real, but their box was a figment of their imagination, conjured up by years of little comments and compounded slights.
Anytime you’re feeling stuck in a box, I ask you to stop your struggle and first check to be sure the box is real.
What’s a rule you think you can’t break? Break it. What happened? Was the outcome what you expected or much milder? Was there any consequence at all?
(Allow me to insert a necessary warning against being stupid and toying with any rules of physics here…never try to fool nature…it cannot be fooled!)
Whether you’re in a box or out free, try driving your change this week. Box or not, you’re likely to find more room to move either way. Why not try?