One of the values of education is experiencing new things that often take us out of our comfort zones. Creating situations where we challenge ourselves.
Every year my sons and I continue to be challenged in both school and life. Taking each 'challenge' that comes our way, accepting it, learning from each one and growing in many ways.
So this is a perfect time to share another Great post by my friend Mark Ford; adding a little of my own input and favorite quotes.
Now from Mark Ford @ FFG Consulting, LLC“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ General George S. Patton
Many times we get "comfortable" in our lives and forget what helped us get to where we are in life.
Only recently did I begin to realize that the key thing that has helped me grow in my personal and professional life is challenge. It could have been a challenging situation that caused me to learn a new skill or to step outside my comfort zone. Many times those situations presented themselves through work or involvement in other organizations, and I was "forced" to step up and meet the challenge - and to grow.
I work with many people who have forgotten that many times those "challenges" in their lives helped them grow too. We all tend to get comfortable with who we are and with what we have in life - and may even work now to avoid challenge and change. I work with many of my clients to recognize that if they want to continue growing in their personal and professional development that they need to begin challenging themselves.
If you've lost a bit of the "fire" in your life as far as your passion for the direction in your life, challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone a bit and begin associating with people who might force you to stretch or to think about life in new and exciting ways. As John Maxwell says, "Passion is contagious. Get around some people who can infect you."
Make it a GREAT week!
FFG Consulting, LLC
"Passion is contagious. Get around some people who can infect you." ~ John Maxwell