Yourself ... Stretch Your Boundaries Daily!
by: Edward B. Toupin
Many times we fall into a
sedentary lifestyle because we fear forward movement. We eventually feel as
though we've fallen into a rut and can't seem to escape. However, this is where
we tend to forget that part of moving forward in life is to continue
challenging yourself and your abilities.
It is important that you test
your boundaries and see how far you can go. Challenge your own beliefs to
increase your sphere and strengthen your resolve in your own life. Of course,
don't do anything to risk life and limb; however, it is important risk and
overcome your fears.
We all experience some element
of fear. Fears keep you isolated and immobile in one or more parts of your
life. Fears tend to develop to replace desire. Instead of desiring change to
achieve success, you begin to fear change so that you can remain stable.
Instead of desiring more money and responsibility in your job, you fear losing
your job and the income. Challenging your fears can allow you to overcome many
issues and feelings that have piled up over the years.
Take a course on something of
interest to broaden your horizons. Learn something new to enhance your job and
make you more valuable. Travel to a new place that you've never visited. Set a
goal every year to learn one thing new, create one new thing, and go to one new
place. It's easier to try out new facets of your life and character when you
are away from the familiar surroundings that remind you of how you "should
As you meet new challenges, you
encounter new character traits, gain new confidence, and enhance your sense of
accomplishment. Additionally, the mind wants information to process, store, and
reference. As you meet your fears and broaden your horizons, your mind will be
too busy to worry or fear the inconsequential things that life throws at us
from time to time.
About The Author
Edward B. Toupin is an author,
publisher, life-strategy coach, counselor, Reiki Master, technical writer,
and PhD Candidate living in Las Vegas, NV. Among other things, he authors
books, articles, and screenplays on topics ranging from career success
through life organization and fulfillment. Check out some of his recent print
and electronic books as well as his articles covering various life-changing
For more information, and to
find out about his upcoming title on book publishing, e-mail Edward at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his site at http://www.toupin.com!
Copyright (c) 2004 Edward B.
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