We all build walls. Sometimes to protect ourselves, sometimes it’s because we think we need to protect others. Whatever your reasons for building walls, you create them.
I often build walls that limit myself. I am afraid of failure, so I build a wall that keeps me from trying. The wall protects me from failure because I can’t fail what I don’t do.
It is these walls that have held me back in the past, prevented me from doing all that I could do. I try not to build these walls anymore. It’s hard. Instead of walls, I try to create nets. I try to build an environment that is safe, that will protect me from failure, but one that can be easily torn down if needed.
Friends and Family make up my net. Stability helps my net. There are people and actions that allow me to create a protective wall that allows me to feel safe, while still giving me room to breathe, to be free. It’s all about perspective.
I like nets, not walls, because nets allow me to see what’s on the other side, and reach it if that’s the path I want to take.
What are your walls? How do you destroy them or use them to your advantage?