Comfort is the enemy of growth. And I have become nice and cozy in my role at Utah Business. Yes, each day brings new tasks and challenges, but I can look forward a month or six months or a full year and know, with a high degree of accuracy, what I will be doing and how I will be doing it.
Which is not to say that I don't make mistakes and benefit from the opportunity to learn from them. Or that I don't take risks and try new things.
But the stakes don't seem particularly high--or, more likely, my imagination has grown lazy as I sink down further into the easy familiarity of my day-today work.
So I have thrown myself off of a cliff. This month marks my last as managing editor of Utah Business. I'm going to take some time to spend with my family (read: take lots of naps) and figure out what I want to be when I grow up. It's going to be painful and deeply uncomfortable. But I think that's just what I need. It's hard to think about the future when you're comfy and content right where you are.
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