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On boundaries, borders, the frontier, and other self-imposed limits

In Active Learning, Leave Your Comfort Zone on June 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Do you consider yourself someone who lives at the edge? When was the last time you visited the frontier; challenging yourself to push beyond your boundaries?

Even the name of this fence suggests it's strong and not to be crossed.

Even the name of this fence suggests it’s strong and not to be crossed.

Some boundaries invite your to cross over the line.

Some boundaries invite your to cross over the line.

What does it mean to explore? Do you consider yourself an explorer?

I chose to cross this creek via a safer bridge.

I chose to cross this creek via a safer bridge.

Then I proceeded into the woods along a well marked trail.

Then I proceeded into the woods along a well marked trail.

The trail narrowed to a tree covered footpath.

The trail narrowed to a tree covered footpath.

What does it mean to push to or beyond the edge of your comfort zone or understanding? And how does being at this edge make you feel?

Once upon a time the Fall Line represented the edge of colonial lands.

Once upon a time the Fall Line represented the edge of colonial lands.

Frontiersmen and scouts pushed past the falls to explore the Piedmont and beyond.

Frontiersmen and scouts pushed past the falls to explore the Piedmont and beyond.

Are you comfortable or uncomfortable with being bold, provocative, or unconventional? Do you enjoy art, music, or ideas that some might call edgy?

Leave the well-marked trail and explore the edge of your current knowledge and experiences.

Leave the well-marked trail and explore the edge of your current knowledge and experiences.

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