Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in creativity, outside the box, risk | 0 comments

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We’ve all heard the phrase “think outside the box”, but before you can begin to think or live outside the box, it helps to know what that means. For each of us the answer will be different.


What does living inside the box mean to you?

It could mean feeling stuck or bored. It might mean doing what is expected of you. Maybe inside the box is predictable, what you always do. Inside the box could be playing it safe, staying where it is easy, comfortable.

What does living outside the box mean to you?

Is it pushing your limits? Is it taking more risks, leaping into the unknown? Maybe it is doing the same thing, but differently. Maybe it’s eating at a new restaurant. Maybe it is moving your sofa to the other side of the room.

Think about your own answers and write them down. Writing things down gives power to your thoughts. And writing requires effort, commitment, taking the time to find your pen and paper.

Complete these sentences, being as descriptive and vivid as possible. Write several sentences for each.

Living inside the box, I am…….

Living inside the box I feel……..

Living outside the box I am…….

Living outside the box I feel……….

Are there some surprises in your answers? Please share in the comments below.

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