“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that originated in the early days of aviation.
At that time, pilots were constantly pushing the boundaries of what was possible, and their progress was often constrained by the limitations of their aircraft.
Over time, the phrase came to be used more broadly to describe anyone who is pushing the boundaries of what is possible, whether in terms of technology, science, or any other field.
In recent years, it has also come to be used as a synonym for “taking risks.”
Regardless of its specific meaning, “pushing the envelope” is always about pushing boundaries and expanding horizons.
What does pushing the envelope mean in your work? Are you pushing boundaries in your work or creating them? Are you looking to the horizon or only at what’s directly in front of you?