Step out and explore the world beyond.
—Calm App Reflection
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If you are an extrovert, today’s quote might be your motto. You probably love getting out there, meeting new people, and taking it all in.
If you fall on the introverted side of the personality spectrum, you most likely feel more comfortable closer to home with only modest levels of interaction. Getting out into the world consumes your energy, and you often want to remain plugged into your own home charging station.
What if we imagined ourselves as a cell phone, knowing that unplugging is essential to tapping into its full capabilities?
Where and how would stepping out expand your horizons and enrich your life?
You can always return home to recharge after your adventures!
When and where have you been reluctant to step out into the world beyond?
Where would the risk be worth the reward?
“Aim higher in case you fall short.”
—Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
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I bet you learned a lot about gravity well before you studied the work of Isaac Newton in school.
The world of sports — especially the ones with balls — all taught us to aim higher than our intended target if we wanted to hit the mark.
What are some of the ways you direct your aim higher than your targets knowing well that there are various forces pulling you down?
What personal and professional games are you playing where both internal and external factors get in the way to trip you up or block your path?
Where do you need to aim higher and shoot for the moon?
Even if you miss, you might just land among the stars.
“When you lean in, your risk being hit.”
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In how many areas of your life do you sit on the sidelines as a spectator?
Where in your personal or professional communities are you playing it safe, avoiding the bumps and bruises of the players on the field?
Whether it is in your career, a competitive sporting event, or even in a significant relationship, leaning in has its risks.
What potential rewards will never be realized if you are always keeping your distance?
Where is it time to lean into something of great importance or urgency?
How can you best prepare yourself for the possible hits you may receive in your efforts to reach some worthy objective?