The Box Mentality

Thinking within the box keeps you confined within the box,
thinking around the box keeps you hovering around the box
but thinking far beyond the box propels you to heights far beyond the box.

Many have not reached their dreams simply because they’ve not reached out.
Reach out, get beyond the limitations that have kept you stagnant and tread the realm of possibilities that you only considered legendary!

Give every inspiration a chance to live,
don’t suffocate them with unbelief.
What you give is what you receive;
in numerous folds to quench your grief.

You were never stuck in that place or phase,
I’ve seen many rock from some pain to gain.
When you have an aim, always leave out blame.
You too can join the league to play the game of fame!

My thoughts may not be yours and they must not have to be.
I simply am me and you are simply you but the things that keep us down are the boxes all around.
Neither let emotions nor foul notions stall your motion,
don’t condemn good action with some baseless precaution,
find good propositions and eliminate procrastination.
Life is such a wonder when you are outside of the box!

Detach from the box mentality and you’ll have the advantage!

There’s no limit to what you can do or to what you cannot but there are boxes all around that stifle great ideas.

Now that I know, I’ll try my best to break loose from it’s grip. You may have your views but I’ve made my decision:
No more would I be held down by the box mentality!

Nnamonu Tochukwu.


About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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21 Responses to The Box Mentality

  1. Absolutely marvelous reminded me of Dr Zeuss poem “oh the places you will go ”
    wonderful advice πŸ™‚

  2. stuartart says:

    I’ve lost my box! πŸ˜‰

  3. Freedomborn says:

    Hi Teeceecounsel, great advice, with my being Dyslectic I see outside the box and I’m very analytical and often see what others don’t see but then perhaps it is as you said with some they keep their focus in the box. Take Miracles if they haven’t known of any in their lives they reject them, they only see the every day reality, of course some Miracles are deception, lies, and illusion but they can be seen for what they are if we test the spirit of those involved.

    Thank you Teeceecounsel, I always enjoy my visits with you, perhaps because you see outside of the Box πŸ˜€

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    • I’m so glad to know that you enjoy your visits to my blog. You have really been an encouragement with your enlightening comments; an indication that you see outside the box too. Smiles! Hope Ron is good? Let’s always have an open mind, that way, we can receive the impossible and achieve the un-attainable. No limits!

  4. Jane Thorne says:

    Love it…beautiful rhythm to this…like the rhythm of life..have a great day πŸ˜€

  5. In our country we have a version called “crab mentality”. You put live crabs together in a box. The twist? The crab who climbs over the other crabs to get out of it gets pulled down by the rest, the process is repeated over with the same result. Have a great day ahead!

    • Interesting! Is that really how crabs behave? That way none will ever leave the box. That seems to be the exact process of some peoples ideas; they keep pondering within limitations and the unproductive ideas keep suffocating any prospective productive idea. Thanks for sharing that, I’ve learnt something new about crabs!

  6. Very inspirational and well written. It took me way out of the box.
    And I agree with the Dr. Seuss comment, he was a master of metering and rhyme…

    • Dr. Seuss. Master of Metering and rhyme? I’ll sure check out his works and probably do some research about rhythm too. It seems I’m developing some interest there. Nice knowing that the piece took you way out of the box. Thanks much!

  7. “Neither let emotions nor foul notions stall your motion:
    I love this! Can I use if I credit you?
    Yes Tee, outside around, above and beyond the box.!

  8. AWESOME….and another inspiration for me at this time. Time to stop and meditate, and let God inspire me beyond the box πŸ™‚

    • That really is the best thing to do! I feel joy and fulfilment each time I get to know that my piece has inspired someone. Thanks for consistently being there. These encouraging words inspire me to keep on keeping on.

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