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How To Avoid Living In A Box

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“They are born, put in a box; they go home to live in a box; they study by ticking boxes; they go to what is called ‘work’ in a box, where they sit in their cubicle box; they drive to the grocery store in a box to buy food in a box; they talk about thinking ‘outside the box’ ; and when they die they are put in a box.”- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Epistemologist, essayist

What does it really mean to live in a box? Can we live in a box for the rest of our lives? How can we avoid living in a box?

You can get out of the box. It is within your power. You start by figuring out what is important to you, where you are in your life, and where you want to go. Because you can’t get out of the box if you don’t know where you are going. Do not talk yourself into believing that living in a box is all you can achieve in your life. That is not true. You can do more than living in a box. You can do more than getting stuck in a rut. You are better than living in a box.

If getting out of the box is so important to you, you must do whatever it takes to get out of it. Do not do what is not helping you grow. Do not do what is not getting you closer to your goal. Do not let fear stop you from living your true life. Do not let fear stop you from doing your best work. Because if you want the best, you must give the best.

Life is about giving. You get what you give. So if you want to achieve your dreams, you must get out of the box. You do that by challenging the status quo, by doing things differently, by not settling for less than you are worth, by thinking outside the box, and by believing in yourself. You can’t change by doing the same thing. You can’t change by living in the box. Growth doesn’t happen inside the box. Growth happens outside the box. So if you want to grow, you MUST stop living in a box.

Wherever You Go, Don’t Be Afraid To Express Yourself

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We live in a world that is working hard to change who we are as human beings. It doesn’t matter what the world is trying to do, it doesn’t matter what the people around you are trying to do to change your future, do not be afraid to express your true self. Believe in yourself. Believe in your mission on earth. Do not do what others are doing, do what you are here to do. Because you can’t change your life by imitating other people. But you can change your life by doing your own thing.

It is okay to listen to other people, to learn from other people, to ask questions, but it is not okay to imitate them. When you imitate others, you are not expressing yourself. When you imitate others, you are not using the power within you. You are not growing yourself. You are just going with the flow. Do not go with the flow.

If you want to find your purpose on this earth, you must question the flow. Because going with the flow won’t be enough to get you to where you want to be. It is easier to imitate others than it is to really do the hard work. But if you have the courage to stick to whatever it is that you are doing, you will win. It is also true when we believe in ourselves.

You can’t succeed in your life if you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe you can get something done. Successful people are not smarter than you. Successful people just believe in themselves. You can do the same for yourself, for your life. If you want to get things done, you have the power to do it. You have done it before. You can do it again.

Do not talk yourself out of your growth. Do not excuse yourself out of your greatness. And do not talk yourself out of your own greatness. Wherever you go, don’t be afraid to always represent yourself. Bruce Lee said it better when he said, ” When I look around, I always learn something: to be always yourself, and to express yourself, to have faith in yourself.” If you want to achieve greatness in your life, you can, but you must: ALWAYS BE YOURSELF, ALWAYS EXPRESS YOUR TRUE SELF, AND ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF.