Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Stuck in a Jar: Perspective is a Weird Thing

How we see things determines how we react and respond to everything in life. One of my favorite stories is about a poor little grasshopper who was stuck in a jar. The story goes like this:

There was a grasshopper entrapped inside a glass jar, secured by a tight lid. A thousand times a day the little grasshopper would jump up and down in attempts to get out of the jar, only to find himself constantly banging his head against the lid. One day, someone removed the lid so the the little grasshopper could get out. The grasshopper then took several leaps, just as he had always done. However, the little guy never seemed to jump any higher than the top edge of the jar. He would still jump and jump, but never high enough to jump out. 

Trapped? Really? 
You see, he was so accustomed to never jumping any higher than the top of the jar. He didn't realize the POTENTIAL was there to jump right on out and be on his way if he would have jumped just a little bit higher.

I am wondering: Have you banged your head a lot trying to go HIGHER in life? Have you felt like you've made too many attempts that have failed? Are you like the grasshopper, not realizing that there's NO LID on YOUR LIFE, and NO LIMITS to what you could do, if you would just try a little harder to go a little higher? 

It's Time You Realized Your Potential
You are good, if not great at something. You are talented in some area. You have a gift that can be used to bless others. There is probably a list of things that you can do that can become lucrative ideas if they are developed. You can do more, be more, because you are MORE than you think you are. It's called POTENTIAL, and we all have a lot of it. 

It's Time To Take The Limits Off Yourself
You have heard it a million times if  you have heard it once, believe in yourself. There was no one there to help the little grasshopper. There may appear to be no one around to help you. The good news is that YOU CAN HELP YOU. Believe that you can do what you need to do to see beyond where you are to the place you want to be. 

It's Time To Take Your Leap
You can spend time trying to figure out the best way. You can spend time trying to determine if you can really do it. You can spend time debating on the "facts" of your situation. Or, you can spend time on your "jump" by taking your highest leap. At least you will land outside of your current way of thinking, and at most you will discover that was the only thing limiting you. 

It's Time To Jump as High as You Can
You are not trapped, other than by your own thinking. It's all in how you see it. It's all about perspective. Believe there is no lid. Believe there are no limits. Believe in your ability to jump high. IT'S TIME you begin THINKING OUT OF THE JAR! 

They don't call me "THE FOX" for nothing. ~ S.R.F.  

Silver Rae Fox is a writer and author, speaker, and host of "FOXOLOGY TODAY" on Blog Talk Radio. For speaking engagements and interviews, or additional information, email: SILVER@silverraefox.com.

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