How Do You Know If You Are Stretching or Taking on Too Much?

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Only you can answer that question! Create the space to reflect on it with your daimon.

And know that the greater the challenge, the greater the need for your protocol. The more we’re trying to do, the more we need to honor our fundamentals.

From a theory point of view, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the psychologist who coined the concept of “flow,” tells us that flow exists where the level of our skills meets the level of our challenges.

So if we’re encountering challenges that feel beyond our current skill level, we have two options: 1) Decrease the challenge, or 2) Increase our skills.

It’s helpful to remember that everything is hard before it’s easy. When we’re at the edge of where our skills meet our challenges, it’s going to be difficult at first.

We’re constantly going through phases of expansion and contraction. We try new things, fail, get data, learn, grow, and repeat. In that process we learn what our truth is.