Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finding Meaning in What You Do

Finding these two statements within 12 hours of one another was no coincidence!  Below are two quotes I came across that should make all my Clinton School classmates (as well as anyone who considers themselves "lifetime learners") appreciate their experiences.

"How much do you think you really know if you've never left the shelter that your city, state, or country provides?"

                                                                                                              -Mircha Chad King

"When coasting in our comfort zones, we don't grow.  We continue to do more of the same.

Maintaining comfort zones can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run.  If by being comfortable we avoid important issues in life, internal tension accumulates.

Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the 'comfort zone' ceases to serve us."

It takes effort to change.  What do you most want to change in your life?  Make a list of what you can do and start the process.  Try journaling, perhaps.  Read books.  Take a course.  Find a mentor.  Seek out support.  

How will you commit time to make it happen?  When are you going to start?  Your life is passing by quickly!
"Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid of standing still." 

                                    -Flier posted in the Essaba Secondary school staff room


Rebecca Morrison said...

I think I completely expected to be comfortable here but that is not true, and I'm thankful for that.