Have you ever been told to get in the box, sit down and shut up?

MrsJOnesSoulFood-01Everyone reaches a point where enough is enough. You know, that place where it doesn’t matter anymore what others think, you just want to be free! Well you’re not alone. It turns out there’s a ton of people like you and me that keep getting told, they have to fit into a particular box if they want to succeed. Have you ever been told to get in the box, sit down and shut up? Frustrating isn’t it!

So many people are being told they have to pretend to be someone they’re not, or do things they would never even think of doing if they want to succeed in life. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. You can design your life in such a way that it reflects who you are and what you’re passionate about.

Be 100% you all the time! That’s what will make the journey enjoyable when it gets hard.

I want you to look at your life and identify what box or mold is holding you back. What are you going to do about it? I’m not saying go quit your job and join the circus, but I am saying don’t allow the expectations of other, society, social circles etc. bind you up and hold you hostage from your dreams and freedom. Be 100% you all the time! That’s what will make the journey enjoyable when it gets hard. Have you ever tried to walk in shoes too small or too big? It’s horrible isn’t it? It slows you down, if too big, you trip over them. If too small they squeeze so hard the pain becomes unbearable. Sometimes to the point that you can’t even bare your own weight. Is that any way to live? I want to challenge you to dare to design your life in such a way you can bare to live it even when it gets hard. You have to be able to look at your self in the mirror everyday and be proud of who and what you’ve become.

Sacrificing your self,  family and health for success is failure

Just a few weeks ago I had a conversation with a gentleman I admire greatly. He’s owned several successful businesses, occupied a very powerful political seat for over 20 years. Helped form the laws and path of our nation today. I asked him what was his biggest advise for those of us pursuing our dream. In his very quiet voice he said, ” I’d take more time to be with my family. I worked so hard to provide for them, that I barely was there to watch them grow.” When I asked for advise in business he said “Be careful with the expectations of others. Only go as far as you’re willing to morally live with. Sacrificing your self, family and health for success is failure”.

I will never forget these words. Let’s put those boxes and molds in the trash and start living!

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