Boundaries are Stupid . . . Right?

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -Matthew 7:14

Boundaries. Limitations. Restrictions. Rules. When I hear those words, I cringe. All I hear is, “I can’t have fun”. I’ve heard over and over again in my life that I need boundaries. I read the book, Boundaries, at someones recommendation, I thought it was dumb. (Since then, I’ve changed that opinion!)

A few months ago, I had dinner with a mentor. It was a tough dinner. I got called out. I got challenged. I got a reality check.

The reality check was: I’ve never had boundaries in my life. As a result my life is getting out of control. If I don’t learn to establish healthy boundaries, I’ll never go anywhere worth going in life!

I’ve heard it said if you want to be successful, look at what successful people do on a daily basis, and do that.

When I look into the lives of leaders I respect and want to be like, I recognize that they have all established healthy boundaries to live in.

Over the past few months since that dinner, I’ve been working hard to establish healthy boundaries in my life. It’s been difficult, uphill process, but it’s been life changing. I’m nowhere near where I should be, but the changes I have made, have made a significant difference in my life.

Tomorrow I’ll share about the journey I’ve been on over the past few months. I hope they encourage you to recognize that boundaries aren’t stupid, they are the key to a successful life.

Thoughts?

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