Are You Too Comfortable?

It is pretty common for me to realize that something I say to a client is also something I need to hear.  Recently that has been, “If you aren’t uncomfortable, then you aren’t growing.”  As a result of some major changes in an organization to which I belong, I have been catapulted from a lazy river to the whitewater rapids.

Instead of going with the flow, I am asking myself questions that don’t have simple answers.  I’m challenging beliefs and letting go of relationships that have been comfortable for a long time.  At first, it was scary – I don’t know how deep the water is at the end of those rapids.  Now it’s pretty exciting to consider going in a new direction, even if it means a bumpy ride.

If you aren’t feeling a little uncomfortable in some aspect of your life, I challenge you to think about where you aren’t growing.  As Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

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