When reaching for something, it tends to be nearby and within your reach, like the salt shaker on the kitchen table. Stretching, on the other hand, requires effort as you have to really commit to obtaining whatever it is you want.
When I fly and have a carry on in the overhead compartment, I’m not reaching to get the bag; I have to stretch for it. Sometimes I need to improvise and stand on a seat or ask a taller person if they’d reach and get it for me.
How often do you reach?
If you primarily rely on reaching you can’t create new skills, abilities, or go further than you’ve gone before. You’re just left with ‘the same old’. After all, you’re still within reach of what you’ve experienced, done, or known.
Do you regularly stretch yourself?
In doing so, you give yourself the opportunity to learn and to make changes, whether personally or professionally.
Coming up in October I’m holding a number of events (most are free) that are designed to help you stretch – emotionally, mentally, and intellectually. Care to join us? Click here for more information.
I hope to see you!