Welcome to Question Friday! We’ve been talking about self-regulation and about streeeetching yourself toward a challenge.

Where are you excitingly pushing yourself? Where are you going to grow? Where are you most alive? Where are you challenging yourself enough to create that “healthy stress” that I love so much – that combination of anticipation and what-if-ness.

Q: What’s your recent intense self-challenge?

I actually think today’s question may be too personal to post an answer as a comment (or you can always post anonymously and just use my email address for the required field – it’s in the upper right under “Email.” If you find it too personal to answer outloud, simply skip the comments section this Friday. Just ponder it for a moment.

Be well, great weekend,


  1. Posted Friday February 23, 2007 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    How am I pushing myself? To achieve the life I’ve always wanted, and didn’t even know I could achieve… through clarifying my desires, my values, my strengths, and creating a road map to get myself there.

  2. Posted Sunday February 25, 2007 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Senia! I just fumbled a challenge yesterday!

    One of my goals this year is to overcome my fear of talking to strangers. It might sound weird, but then I realized the fear is even weirder – totally irrational – but I still had it!

    So I decided to tackle it this year, but yesterday when I had a striking moment to go up and talk to someone who was making eyes at me – I didn’t. Been feeling pretty funky about it ever since, but it did make me realize I have to push myself further than I think to get this barrier over with.

  3. Posted Sunday February 25, 2007 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Keep streeeetching, Nick! Sounds just great.

    Pushing farther next time is ok, Alvin. Some things are there just to prod us in the right directions! Speaking to strangers is a wonderful challenge.