How comfortable are you?

I don’t like to be out of my comfort zone, which is about a half an inch wide. Larry David 1947 – Most people live their lives inside fairly well-defined boundaries. They determine the scope of their comfort zone and rarely stray beyond those borders. And as people age, their comfort zone tends to shrink: they stop trying new things and spend more and more time on activities that are familiar and comfortable. Unfortunately, you can’t grow as a person when you’re maintaining the status quo. Growth only comes through challenges and change – conditions that don’t exist in a …
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This year, I will

Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier 1885 – 1950 As the old year winds down, people seem naturally drawn to two activities. The first is looking back on the old year with a bit of remorse for all the things they’d planned (and failed) to do. The second is looking forward to the fresh New Year and promising, “This year, I’ll ___________.” My guess is you’ve probably done these things already. But if history is any guide, we won’t be far into the New Year before your plans start to …
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Neither here nor there

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. N.R. Narayana Murthy 1946 – While you may not have heard the term ‘liminal space’, you’ve almost certainly experienced the phenomenon at some point. Liminal space can be either literal or figurative — a transitional place, period, or experience. The airport is a good literal example: an in-between place, the gateway between your point of origin and your destination. The upcoming winter holidays are often considered liminal times, bridging the old year and the new.  These days can feel stagnant to some, …
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