May 15, 2015

Top Reasons to Think Outside the Box

Many things these days require guts and determination. “Grit” is a similar, currently fashionable, word. You can use any synonym you want; the meaning remains the same.  Our lives are complicated. We’re dealing with many challenges unfamiliar to our ancestors.

It’s easy to stick with what’s comfortable, even though it may not be fulfilling our needs. After all, letting go of the “known” and plowing into the “unknown” is always chancy. That’s why many of us settle for mediocrity; it doesn’t require much effort.


She is a reserved friend who leads a traditional lifestyle. At this point, she is trying to decide if she wants to take a plunge and do something outside of her comfort zone. I have no idea what specific change she’s contemplating. Yet, whatever it is, Tina will be required to push through anxiety, and possibly fear.

The Negative Side of Getting rid of Limits
  •  There will be plenty of rude or selfish people to hinder your accomplishments. It comes with the territory. 
  • Success may be elusive, or take more time than expected. For instance, I certainly expected to sell more books than I have.
The Positive Side of Getting rid of Limits

We will be led to careers, projects, or talents that we hadn’t previously considered. For example, I truly didn’t expect to become an author and freelance editor.

The Bible

Jesus helped Peter to walk on the Sea of Galilee. However, the miracle didn’t last long. The disciple doubted, therefore, he began sinking.

Matthew 14:30-32 (KJV)
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

My Conclusion

When did you last try to walk on water?


  1. Wow, what an inspiring post! I really needed to read this for myself. Thanks for the encouragement you are giving others.

    1. Hi, Pamela. I thank you for your sweet words, and for your fun blog posts. We are both trying to help people through our blogs. We have the same purpose. Bringing back memories of a more innocent time, as you do, is helpful to all.