There are many people who live life holding onto things that should really be behind them. Some things are harder to let go of then the handle of your front door, but it’s often those same emotionally intense hang ups that offer the most relief and the greatest thrust forward when finally put behind us.
It’s one thing to be an independently minded Maverick shattering the status quo and moving your own mountains, but it’s another thing to inspire those around you to do the same.
This is the Maverick leader’s dilemma.
For the full benefit, rest must be devoid of effort. After all, effort is rest’s opposite by nature.
And so it should be treated as such.
To “be” means living with your head up. It means being aware. It means dreaming (in the highest clouds) instead of diving (into the ground). It means sticking your neck out at times. It means facing your circumstances (and changing them). It means exposing yourself to the world (and the elements life presents).
We’ve all heard it before: Think outside of the box. But sometimes it’s good to see a visual cue in our environment that reminds us to do this more frequently. That’s why I created this piece (and Maxims 4 Mavericks).
Depending on what you choose to do in life, you can now also choose where to call your office. A computer, an internet connection, and self-discipline can dissolve many previously existing barriers. It’s an incredible time we live in.
We can’t outgrow and overcome the limitations we have imposed on ourselves without first recognizing those limitations (Tweet this quote). Too many time the greatest challenge we face is not our circumstances, but rather, how we’ve grown accustomed to seeing them.
We can only create more ‘luck’ once we acknowledge the source of it: Ourselves (Tweet this quote). We are the vessel of wishes we need to create an incredible life.
Hidden in plain sight is the ingredient of a deeply satisfying life. We all enjoy having lady luck shine favorably upon us, but nothing replaces the satisfaction that comes from taking initiative and personal action.
Like a farmer plants seeds in soil, a leader plants ideas in other people. These ideas grow self-esteem, expand perspectives, and inspire people share their own ideas with the world.