Can there be inspirational elephants in the room? Why not?

Inspiring ideas can be elephants in the room. Many people are uncomfortable talking about their need for personal growth. They feel like talking about it is an admission of weakness, so they’d rather keep silent and pretend that they don’t need it.

This reluctance to talk about the possibility of self-improvement makes those ideas elephants in the room. Inspiring elephants fill every room of your life. They’re not hard to see, but they’re easy to overlook. This . . . can have elephant sized results by helping to expand your comfort zone to embrace more hope. As you read these uplifting statements, take time to ponder them and to sincerely appreciate the encouraging message they have for you.

If you’re bored with life, noticing the inspiring elephants in the room will wake up your excitement. Even the simplest things contain adventure and fun that will enrich your life, if you will step beyond any reluctance and explore them with curiosity and delight.

When it feels like everything is going wrong, you’ve overlooked some obvious things (like your heartbeat and your breathing). Carefully look over your daily life and discover the joy and hope that you’ve been overlooking. Life’s most obvious benefits and blessings are the easiest to overlook. Rediscover them.

An exciting adventure is easy to find. It’s riding the hope-filled elephants in the room.

Much happiness, like a lonely elephant in the room, is overlooked. It’s hard to be happy when you overlook the blessings that surround you.

If you take an attitude of appreciation and look over what you’ve overlooked, you will find much that is amazing and inspiring. If you allow your desires to cause you to overlook the good things that you already have, you’ll miss out on much happiness.

Showing off your stuff gets boring, but sharing your adventure stories stays exciting. Learn to find adventure anywhere.

An inconvenience points you to an elephant in the room, offering you an invitation to have a new adventure.

Problem solving becomes fun when you see it as an adventure and anticipate the joy of discovery the solution will bring. Frustration is an adventure overlooked. A little curiosity plus a little exploration will turn a boring day into an adventure.

Habits are mental apps–“hab-apps” installed in your brain. Keep those that are making life better. Uninstall those that aren’t.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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