The Core Ideas of Degrees of Change
Taking a stretch approach, as you’ll see in the twelve stretches we propose below, is not about abandoning one “right way” for a new and better way. It’s not about a shift, exactly. Instead, it’s about extending ourselves so that we inhabit additional space. It’s about increasing our mental, ethical, and operational agility. It’s about avoiding contraction.
And it implies discomfort. There’s no question—tensions are uncomfortable. Baked into the word is an appreciation that it takes energy and can feel uncomfortable, asking us to confront supposed limits and constraints.