Inside The Box

When was the last time you saw a football player running through the stands to score? Never. Because every field has an out-of-bounds line. With that constraint in place, the only way to score is to increase your skill as a player. Life is no different.

I’m grateful for boundaries. The yellow tape on the floor, the fence around the high voltage transformer, the signs on the bathroom doors, and the principles I was taught as a child.

Boundaries and constraints breed creativity. It’s amazing! Instead of spending our time trying to figure out where to start, we can better see our problems and available resources. Once we know the constraints of the game, we can quickly get to work on solutions.

Your next breakthrough idea is probably “inside the box”.

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Deuteronomy 12:32 KJV

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