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.”