Raising Your Ceiling
source_link: https://blog.nateliason.com/p/ceiling people: Nat Eliason
But more importantly, those rituals proved to you that you were an adult. Navigating great challenges earns you the confidence to handle whatever life throws at you.
- Identity Capital matters, especially for young adults who are becoming autonomous agents in the world. Without Initiation Rituals, young adults aren’t quite sure when they pass the threshold into adulthood.
We all have a ceiling on what we believe we are capable of. The more we push that ceiling up, the more competent we perceive ourselves to be. You get stronger when you push your strength to its limits. Your art improves by pushing it in new directions. Your relationships improve by stressing them. A life without these struggles may be easy, but is easy what we want? Treading water in a comfortable mediocrity, wondering why we aren’t going anywhere?
In this article, Nat Eliason explains how we can raise our ceiling, or the limit of what we think we are capable of. He argues that identity capital is important, and that Initiation Rituals can help young adults gain confidence to handle life’s challenges. He also argues that the only way to grow is to push your comfort zone.