First you crawled then you learned to walk and the world grew bigger.

Then you rode a bike, drove a car, bought a plane ticket.

Suddenly the horizons were limitless.


Then doubts crept in…

“I can’t do that” and your world shrinks a little.

“I shouldn’t take that trip.”

“I won’t find my way around.”

“I have too many responsibilities. “

And it shrinks a little more, until you’re sitting in a little box with the lid tightly fixed.

No experience, no lessons, no life.


Boxes can be comfortable, but no matter how cosy you make it, it’s still a box.

They come in all shapes and sizes.


When we let unrealistic fears hold us back, we can be fairly certain we’re climbing inside another box.


Find one small “ I can’t ….” and take the lid off the box.

Stick your head out and look around.

See what you can achieve in 2016.


(I copied this from somewhere, a year or two ago but can’t remember where.

So apologies that I can’t acknowledge the author.)