By Terez Hartmann
It’s time to trade the box for wheels and get rolling!
Even if we have never met, I already know something about YOU.
YOU are a dynamic, ever-changing, ever-evolving being. YOU are not—nor have you ever been—a static thing that is meant to be labeled, contained, or placed on a shelf.
Yes, you have your specialties. Yes, you have your preferences. Yes, you have your unique personality. And yes, you came into this world with certain challenges, but rather than let yourself be defined by seeming limitations or by unimaginative people with fixed ideas about what a human can or cannot be, I’d like to encourage you to trade the box for a wheel…
Life inside the box:
àBoxes contain and limit inanimate objects.
àBoxes are made up of flat surfaces and sharp edges.
àBoxes provide only so many angles with which to view life.
àBoxes have no power—they can only be moved by someone or something else.
Box life is limited, lifeless, flat, offers minimal perspectives, and is powerless = yuck.
Life as a wheel:
àWheels are based around a circle and have curves of infinite possibility.
àDepending where you are on the wheel, you get to have multiple vantage points/perspectives.
àWheels allow for a variety of speeds based on choice.
àWheels are made to MOVE.
Wheel life means infinite possibilities, multiple perspectives, lots of choices and options, and movement = awesome!
In other words, boxes = STOP. Wheels = GO!
Yes, boxes are a great option to store and categorize INANIMATE things, but if YOU want to be an ANIMATE being who continues to move forward in your precious life, take your sweet SELF out of the box and get rolling! Give these ideas a spin:
Box Life: Operation Breakout! Though it is NOT always required, for many, identifying the aspects that keep a part of your life limited or stuck can be a helpful first step to finding your way OUT of the box. If this process resonates with you (or for coaches, if you feel this process would be helpful for your client, have them), take a moment to answer these questions:
1. Beliefs Ready for UN-BOXING: What limiting beliefs, ideas, or attitudes am I OPEN and WILLING to change/upgrade to allow for more forward motion?
Use these life areas as a jumping-off point. Write down at least one “in the box” belief in each area or focus in on one life area for now. Allow these ideas to flow naturally.
àBelief/s about where and how I live:
àBelief/s about my body and mind and/or my capacity for well-being:
àBelief/s about my relationships:
àBelief/s about my career and life flow:
àBelief/s about money/abundance:
2. Beliefs OUTSIDE the Box: Your “Wheel Life Target”: What NEW beliefs, ideas, or attitudes could help me break out of the box and are more conducive to allowing continued forward motion?
Use these life areas as a jumping-off point. Write down at least one NEW belief in each area or focus in on one life area for now.
àNEW Belief/s about where and how I live:
àNEW Belief/s about my body and mind and/or my capacity for well-being:
àNEW Belief/s about my relationships:
àNEW Belief/s about my career & life flow:
àNEW Belief/s about money/abundance:
Wheel Life: This is How You ROLL!
Rather than focus on labels or aspects that limit you or your life, use these questions to open yourself to life’s infinite possibilities and get rolling!
1. Motion-Ready Beliefs and Ideas: What beliefs do you currently hold that CAN propel you forward?
àList at least five existing beliefs.
2. Motion-Ready Qualities and Skills: Which of your current qualities and skills can help you move forward NOW?
àList at least five existing qualities and skills.
3. MOVE: Based on your “Motion-Ready” answers above, choose at least ONE action that you CAN take NOW to roll Onward, Upward & Forward* toward embracing a powerful NEW “Wheel Life Target.”
The Bottom Line: Move Forward With “Wheel Life”
YOU are and always have been far more than any moment in time. You are more than your history, more than any role or “identity” that has been assigned to you—or that you have assigned to yourself. Just like every thriving thing in the universe—whether you look inward to your cells or outward to unfathomable spiraling galaxies—I believe that YOU were also made to MOVE beyond and boldly GO for the benefit of Life, the Universe and EVERYTHING. What if “real life” can actually be “wheel life?”
Here’s to putting boxes in their proper place, rolling Onward, Upward & Forward*, and living a “wheel life” on FIRE!
“I am as big as the sky
As bright as the stars
Fuller than the ocean
With all the love in my heart
Free like the wind
Strong like a mountain
~from “More” TTRH © (p) 2010
*For more “Wheel Life” ideas and tools to help you move Onward, Upward & Forward, visit https://store.transformationacademy.com/products/onward-upward-and-forward for my new “Onward, Upward & Forward!” online course.
Terez “Firewoman” Hartmann is a Visionary Creative & top-rated instructor, Law of Attraction & Allowing YOUR Success specialist, published author, speaker, singer-songwriter, recording & performing artist & composer, “Catalyst for Fab-YOU-lous” and true Renaissance Woman who has already helped over 10,000 students in over 130 countries allow success and live life on FIRE. She is deeply passionate about helping other Powerful Creatives and Leading-Edge Thinkers live unique, empowered lives on their terms by cultivating the courage to dream, to express themselves boldly & authentically, and to focus Onward, Upward and Forward into new possibilities. http://www.terezfirewoman.com