Stand Up/Sit Down

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill

Growth thrives on both speaking and listening. As Churchill tells us, they’re both courageous acts.

The more you stand up and speak, the more you solidify what you're learning. The more you sit down and listen, the more you remain receptive to changing your mind.

We must live in the tension of both standing and sitting, speaking and listening. 

Think of your mind as wet cement: It should be hard enough to take a definite form, yet malleable enough to still be shaped.

Don’t idealize or settle for one over the other. Growth insists on both.