Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oh, the places you'll go!

A couple years ago when my daughter graduated from college, my sister gave her the Dr. Seuss book, Oh, The Places You'll Go.

In typical Dr. Seuss style it talks about the adventure point of launching out on your own. There will be times of flying high and times where life becomes a challenge. But through it all there is the affirmation that you can live a life of success and significance.

Some friends of ours are in Bangkok, Thailand for the next 4-8 weeks to assist with the coordination of transporting relief supplies to Myanmar. Being empty nesters and in job transitions themselves, they decided to take on the challenge of living and working for a period of time in less than comfortable conditions knowing they are being of help to people in need. Transitions are never very easy. They always seem to take us out of something we've become used to (whether good or bad) and force us to grasp tightly to the learning curve set before us. This couple is referring to this as "an adventure outside their comfort zone." They are not afraid of wrestling with change and refuse to let fear trap them in a rut.

What places could you go if you are willing to step outside your comfort zone?

As Dr. Seuss would say....."Your mountain is waiting so get on your way."*

Oh, The Places You'll Go." by Theodore Seuss Geisel, Random House, 1990.
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