Comfort Zones and Challenges
7 Year Pivot Points
What I’ve discovered of late, is that I seem to have conspired with the world to change my underlying comfort zone every 7-years; a pattern that came to light lately when I chose to step out of what is safe-and-easy (i.e., comfort zone) and step into what is new-and-unpredictable. In thinking back (you gotta love 20/20-hindsight!), it became evident that I have been making 7-year major pivots throughout my life. This pattern exists with relationships, but does it exist more broadly with life itself? Do we naturally reach a point that we experience more pain by doing more of the same than doing something different? Or, as Anais Nin would say “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” What is the balance of non-change and change that is best so as to not overwhelm; and, on the other hand, to not just slog through the days?
Assessing Changes in Our Lives
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