Here, at ExploreBorders, we regularly call for people to discover, question, and even cross their own borders. And even though we do refer to outdoor activities, you certainly can grow internal in other areas of life. In general, the origin of a border usually (maybe even always) lies in our heads – or rather in our thoughts. However, self-doubt, responsibility, habit or fear of failure often causes certain ideas to die in us before they are even born.
Luckily, thoughts and our thinking are generally not carved in stone, but changeable. But how to break solid structures that have been used for years, or perhaps even for a lifetime? A key to such a breakthrough can be a simple mind-game.
Take a moment and answer yourself the following question:
“What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”
Why do we think this question is so good? Quite simple: it allows you to dream – without fear of negative consequences. Draw out this changed reality with the most vivid colors! Smell it, taste it, feel it!
You will see: Suddenly, completely new ways and possibilities open up, which we did not have on screen before! At the same time, diffused fears are suddenly visible and can be named, which in turn makes it possible to do something about them. Thinking further in this new direction finally opens up a new question. The question of what I have to do to in order to achieve what I really want to do …
“One day baby, we’ll be oldAsaf Avidan
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told“