Recently I was standing at our kitchen sink washing the breakfast dishes looking out our kitchen window and I noticed this fly. It was just flying in circles, climbing up and down the window screen desperately looking for a way out. It could sense that its freedom was just near, feeling the fresh air. This seemed to motivate it even more to try to get out.
and I knew that the buzzing would begin to get on my nerves. So I decided to push the screen open to give it an opening so it could finally break through to freedom.
As I continued to wash the dishes, I was amazed that the fly just kept going up and down in the same meticulous manner. The path to freedom was just inches away but it seemed stuck looking in the same places to find a small hole to break through. Then my 3 year old son who was watching this whole scenario from the kitchen table asked “why doesn’t it just fly away?”
Then it dawned on me, how many of us are unknowingly doing the same thing? How many of us can’t break through to that next level of success because we are stuck in our own comfort zone? How many of us continue to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
But just like the fly on my window we are stuck in our comfort zones, imprisoned by our routines, stuck in doing the same thing over and over because it is just familiar to us. A wise man once said, “An imprisoned individual cannot set himself free”.
Eventually the fly did break through to freedom, but only when my son came over and repeatedly pushed it toward the opening so it could finally break through to the freedom it so desired.
Who do you have that can give you more perspective that will continually push you toward the opening so you can break through to your next level of success?
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