Don’t Fence Me In

Despite my well-deserved reputation as a rule-follower (at least at work), I don’t really have any boundaries (or filters, but that’s another topic). 

Most people seem to think of boundaries as fences, while I think of them as guides.   You can allow a boundary to stop you, or it can give you direction.  It can hinder progress, or make you find a creative solution to moving forward.  It can limit choices, or make them limitless.  All any of us can do is try.

See, all too often, we tell ourselves “I can’t”.  And if that “can’t” is because of some perceived boundary, stop it.  The only real boundaries are the ones we create for ourselves.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim D. Sherman
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 10:50:10

    There is a great Stravinski quote that relates to this – paraphrased: “Within limits, there is great freedom.” I agree with you – boundaries push us to create.

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