Why? Because I already know you, we have been together for over a month.
It's already passed at the drop date, so, too late for you.
So I wasn't taking that much of the risk.
It was just stretching. And it was important for me to do... I mean, really personally important for me to do it.
Because it does stretch me and get me more in touch with my humanity.
Or for example, let's say you want to start an exercise in gym. You realize how important it is. You read the research. You are exposed to that research and you see
it really has an important effect.
And you start exercising. Well, if you have an exercise for 5 years and you got to start running 8 miles a day. That's a problem.
You are over-stretching. You'll probably get injured.
If you continue sitting in front of the TV or playing gameboy, that's also not good for change.
That's the comfort zone perhaps not good. Stretch will be "OK, let me start with walking for two miles a day and build it up gradually.
Stretch myself, but not too much.
Or if you think about starting to give lectures to others, paying it forward,
in positive psychology or biology, whatever your topic is, and you get anxious in front of an audience.
You don't start giving a lecture in Sanders Theatre.
You start initially with your friends, teammates.
This is how I start with my squash teammates.
I gave the first lecture to them and then I gave it to my family.
Gradually out of the comfort zone. A little bit of stretch and then build it over time.
This is the health way of approaching change.
Sometimes though, sometimes though, we have to go to the panic zone.