A work related situation recently forced me to stretch, something I believe is important for career development. Having to look at a situation in a totally different way and use an unfamiliar method can be intense but usually results in a (career) growth spurt.
At my husband’s grad school graduation 12 years ago, the speaker talked about the value of stretching and I’ve thought about it often. Don’t remember who the speaker was or anything else he said that day but the idea of stretching has stayed with me.
I’ve done yoga on and off most of my life and isn’t that what it’s all about? Stretching a little more each time and holding it – growing stronger, better, more flexible, poised and balanced?
Are you being stretched professionally? If not, look around, find a good opportunity and go for it. Your company is a great place to start but if nothing is available there, look to your community. Schools, churches, neighborhoods, and organizations of every persuasion are full of important projects waiting to done.
What do you think?