How far out of your comfort zone do you dream? Are your dreams safe and secure? Or do you dive out of airplanes, free climb mountain ranges, and bungee jump off bridges?
I once read a story about a brand new school that opened. They had built this beautiful building and installed a $50,000 playscape for the kids. The grass beyond the playscape was hundreds of yards of perfectly green and level sod. It stood ready for soccer, kickball, or just some old fashioned tag.
When the school opened the contractor did not have enough time to put up a fence around the yard. Thus, the first weeks of school, the teachers and volunteer parents went outside for recess with the kids. Astonishingly all the kids played on the playscape, and stayed close to the building. None of them ventured out to the real playground. They were so close to the school, it almost felt crowded. The parents and teachers tried to get the kids to go out on the grass, play, and explore, but they all hovered close.
This went on for two weeks. Then the contractor finally had time to finish up, and installed the fence over a weekend. On Monday, the kids ran out … and miraculously went out in the yard and explored, played, and enjoyed themselves all the way to the fence line. Nothing changed. Except their comfort zone expanded.
Are you scared to imagine what happens beyond your comfort zone? Do you need a fence line to help your perspective?
We need to dream outside the lines. That is where we grow. Those are where we will find the challenges and opportunities that take us, our companies, and our lives to completely new levels.
This is where coaching steps in. As an executive coach, I try to stretch your perimeter. We help you dabble on the edge of reality, testing the waters.
At the Kole Performance Group, we work hard today, to improve your tomorrow. What are your challenges? Where have you built your fence line?
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