Box. What box? I don't live in a box! What are you talking about?
I'm talking about that little square we live in every day. No...not our home, not our room, nor our office. It's where we reside in our minds and how we go about living our lives. The box represents our actions and our thoughts that bring about different results in the things that we do.
You've probably heard the phrase, "Find out what everybody else is doing and do the exact opposite" if you want to be successful, right? That is certainly the beginning of living outside the box in one dimension.
To obtain better results, do something different. Do something unusual or unexpected. Stick out. BE yourself. Uniqueness is a wonderful quality. Establish points of difference in all that you do.
Living outside the box is much more than simply USP (Unique Selling Propositions). It's how we think, how we act, and how we live that makes the greater difference in not only our lives, but the lives we touch.
Even entrepreneurs reside inside the box most of the time. Yes...even the successful one's do. It's easy. It's what we know. Then, why in the world am I writing about getting out of the box? Is it just to give you more work, more to think about, more to do? The answer is both yes and no. Certainly, not for the simple sake of making you do more, but for the complexity of making you do more. Confused yet? I thought so.
You see, when your mind is stimulated, it creates. When you're challenged, you rise to the task. Yes, you could easily live inside the box your entire life and do quite well. Live a comfortable life, as they say. But, is that really living? It might sound like a great way to go. But there's no growth in simplicity.
What does "outside the box" mean? It actually has multiple meanings.
When you are outside the box you do things that are more challenging, more interesting, more intriguing, and more thought provoking. You simply do things unlike others. You make efforts to create memorable experiences. Your creations are lasting and people remember them. You are different.
Here are four ways to live life outside the box:
I think you're getting my drift here. Do it like everybody else does, and you'll get what everybody else gets. Look like everyone else does, and you'll be like everyone else. Sometimes it takes a little purple hair or a little flair to stick out in the crowd. Be daring with your business. Don't worry about being part of the "in" crowd when you go about your business. Sometimes even successful entrepreneurs get stuck in the repetitive routines of daily life and get a little on the dry side.
Expressing your unique points of difference in everything that you do can do nothing but great things for you. You want to stick out, not blend in when it comes to developing yourself into a successful entrepreneur or leader.
Be willing to step outside of the box and you'll be remembered. Stick in the box at all times and you'll likely blend into the mediocrity and the vanilla of society.
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