Folks, true confession, I love stability and security. I find comfort in my routines and settled practices. Come 2025, I will have lived on the same plot of land for 40 years and within a mile circle for 59 out of the last 60 years and I’ve worked with the same company for 4 decades.
Yet, for all that, I know to grow, to continue to learn, I need to continuously expand my mental world, to stay flexible, be willing to challenge and update my mental maps. I found the metaphor of ‘Touching Your Mental Toes’ powerful in that it sparked an inspirational visualization and was a good trigger for my motivation.
One must push the boundaries of the comfort zone regularly lest they stiff up and become first a cage, then a prison.
“Wisdom requires a flexible mind.” – Dan Carlin
“If the mind is flexible, the world is flexible.” – Sakyong Mipham
“Mind is a flexible mirror; adjust it to see a better world.” – Amit Ray
“There is no such thing as a flexible mind with a rigid mine… to be flexible, one must first improve his own thought system.” – William Sebunje
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier