Pushing is the act of exerting force upon another person or object in order to move them. One might push an inanimate object, such as a large piece of furniture, in an attempt to reposition it, or one might push another object or person to forcibly move said thing out of the way of something else. In this sense, one might push a small child out of the way of impending danger, such as an oncoming vehicle. One might also push their way forward through a crowd of people at a concert so as to get closer to the stage. Typically, a push is not viewed as a polite gesture in most social contexts, so it may be accompanied by an apology if no disrespect is intended or if the push is accidental.
Self-reflection is important in finding out the reason why you are pushing someone away. Through self-reflection, trust levels can be further explored and examined. Being open and honest about readiness for intimacy in establishing boundaries with others, and allowing your comfort level to be your guide will be beneficial.
Pushing the envelope is testing and challenging the pre-set limits and boundaries, often times radical ideas. It is the attempt to extend the current limits of performance and to innovate and go beyond them.
From Sisyphus, we can learn to embrace our purpose, which is the metaphorical rock, in life. Although pushing the rock was Sisyphus’s punishment, he teaches us to refuse to give in to circumstantial disappointments. Instead of escaping from our failures, we should accept them the same way we accept our achievements.