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We all know at least one of those people. The ones who say exactly what they’re thinking. They don’t hide their emotions, and seem to share every opinion. They are unapologetically who they are every moment of every day. As you think about a person like this in your life, you may find yourself of two minds about them. First, you think of the damage they sometimes do – the feelings they hurt (intentionally or not), the opportunities they may squash through lack of tact, the relationships they may lose over words and actions that are “direct” in nature.

Your second mind, though, probably leans a little differently. There’s something undeniably appealing about a person who holds nothing back. You know what you’re getting with them, and you know it’s the truth, whether you like the flavor it comes in on a particular day or not. You can’t help but…well…respect them for it. Read More


So Lit

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How many times a day do you hear someone talk about the idea of getting out of your “comfort zone”? Seriously, I’m asking. I would hazard a guess that on average, it’s at least once a day. Sometimes they may use the exact phrase; others it might be talk of “stretch experiences” or “growth mindset.” All these concepts point to the same principle idea:

If you want to grow, you need to get uncomfortable.

You do want to grow, right? Of course you do. To quote the great guru Jay-Z (lollll, but also YES.), “Everybody look at you strange, say you changed. Like you work that hard to stay the same.” Read More