One of the biggest differences from people who achieve greatness and those who remain stagnant is the grit it takes to live without any barriers. People who are willing to break boxes usually have a few key things in common. They’re discontent with living a mundane life, they are always in pursuit of growth, and they are self – aware.

The first thing you have to do to break down the boxes in your life is to identify the boxes that are holding you back. Sometimes you may not even recognize what they are and how they are affecting your growth in both your personal life and work life. Maybe you feel pressure to be a certain way due to expectations placed on you from those above you. External pressure can often hinder and stunt your growth. You have to remember you are the one in control of the boxes you are allowing in your life. You have the choice to break them. 

Your business and church cannot be fit within a box. As a leader, you must identify what areas could be stunting you from stepping into your destiny, and leading others into theirs as well.

Here are 3 boxes that may be stunting your growth: 

  1. Perfectionism 

If you’re waiting for everything to be perfect to begin, you may never start. Creativity thrives where perfectionism dies. You can still strive for excellence without striving. Perfectionism will always keep you at a standstill. It’s better to move in any direction than stay where you are. 

  1. Fear of failure

This box will tell you to “play it safe.” It will hold you back from trying new things. It comes with an ongoing list of “what if’s” and worst-case scenarios. And here’s a little secret, the worst-case rarely happens. Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, think about what could go right. 

  1. Fear of man/people pleasing

People will never fully understand why you do what you do. You are the one in charge of your destiny. Let the fear of God become bigger than the fear of man. 

These are only three out of many boxes that can often hold us back. This week’s challenge is to take a look inward and reflect and ask yourself if there are any boxes you’ve allowed to be placed on your life. Once you’ve identified them, it’s time to break the box. 

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