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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What’s more important, the right answer or the right question?

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. Tony Robbins 1960 – In school, we were taught that we needed to know the right answer. (Thankfully, it was usually in the back of the book.) As we grew up and embarked on our careers, we were again told to know the right answer. When we’re asked a question, it’s important that we know the correct response. Lately, I’ve come to understand the value of asking the right question. The right answer to the wrong question isn’t worth much. But too often, we’re so focused on …
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