“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.”
― Anaïs Nin
Your thoughts shape your world. That world can be your world of work, community, family or your personal growth. The circle defines your world, the limits of your experiences, talents, abilities and values grows slowly and for some not much at all. Expanding your circle enables you to grow and generate more options for your life.
Some would call expanding the circle (outside of the box thinking) as the set of skills that are needed to thrive in an uncertain world. If you feel that your growth is blocked or inhibited think about expanding your circle.
Expanding the circle may require that you invest in yourself and even working with someone who can ask you questions you wouldn’t normally ask yourself.
What can do you do to add more value?
What things limit you today?
What is the most challenging aspect of your life now?
What is it costing you to stay the way you are?
What would it take to live outside the circle you are in right now?
What do you think would be different if you could step outside of your circle?
What stops you from stepping outside your circle?
Think about those questions. Examine those questions and write down your answers. Just merely reading those questions will do little to expand your own thoughts or drive changes in your life. Step outside your comfort zone (the circle you live in). Challenge yourself – challenge your thoughts and your actions. Do it now.