So Lit


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

Anchors away


I’m guessing here, but chances are that you know yourself pretty well. Or, at least you think you do, to the extent that any of us can. You probably have a pretty clear idea of your preferences, tendencies, strengths, maybe even weaknesses, and how you typically engage with others in different situations. Now, we’ve talked before about “self-knowledge,” and how it can sometimes be limiting to our growth, in the sense that we may not push ourselves to do things that we aren’t good at because we “play to our strengths.” It’s just good sense, right? Except then nothing ever changes, including you. The same goes for those amazing times in life when we are starting a new chapter, and encountering the unfamiliar on the regular. When we have the chance to start fresh, do we really? Can we really?  Read More

No-Fail Friday: (Dis)comfort zone

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Hey there! It’s the weekend! Hope you’ve been able to find some time to check in with yourself this week, especially if there are any areas of your life that you are currently “holding your breath” to get through. We talked about this approach earlier in the week, as it’s one that we all use at some point or another. It’s useful in that it reminds us that all things are temporary, and change is the only constant, but when it becomes a habit, it also ensures that we miss most of our life waiting for it to start.  Read More