Five Minute Friday: Beyond

Jul 27, 2012

Beyond….what does that mean? It makes me think of going beyond what I know, what I expect. I’m in an online class right now that is teaching me how to be a better online teacher. Many (most) of the other “students” are doctorate holders or will be soon. Talk about going beyond yourself! Trying to keep up with them in the discussion forums is certainly stretching me beyond myself.

There is an idea, which I think is true, that to write a certain way you need to read stuff written that way to begin with. That said, my classmate’s writing is pretty highbrow since most of them are fresh off doctorates or currently in process. Mine? I read children’s books. This class is definitely taking me beyond what I thought I could do right now and making me stretch myself. My brain hurts  : )

So where in your life are you being forced to go beyond your current capabilities? Where are you being stretched? If you’re not, why not?

Going beyond is hard and scary, but in the end it’s good. It brings us to places we haven’t seen before, or reminds us of parts of ourselves that we forgot existed. Going beyond is good. Feel the STRETCH!

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  1. Miranda

    So true. Stretching ourselves feels good. Its hard to do it in the moment but it’s usually worth it!

  2. Denise

    Thought provoking post.

  3. Dana

    How true your assessment is… But I had to chuckle at your statement…”My brain hurts.”

  4. Student Mommy

    Awesome. Nothing like a good stretch to get the blood flowing! I, on the other hand, can’t write… at least… not in THAT way… I write what comes out my mouth… which can be tricky because there’s a lot of back-tracking and apologising…
    You’ll do great!
    In from Lisa-Jo’s


    I am singing, in front of people, in a microphone. Surrounded my very talented singers, my voice tends to get lost. But He is stretching me and the more I step out, the more confident I get. Visiting from the 5 Minute Friday today!

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