We all love comfort but unfortunately it is one of the culprits that keeps us stuck. Even when we know we need to make changes,we often chose what feels safe and familiar instead of what we really want. We are great at making excuses,living indenial and justifying why we chose to stay stuck.
For years i was using an old version of database software. I could manipulate that program to do everything i wanted. My familiarity with it helped me to move and update files with speed and accuracy. Then as my business grew,i realised i needed an upgrade. That meant learning a whole new software program. I started making excuses to avoid making the change. Now isn’t a good time, i would need to take classes in the evening. The thought of leaving my comfort zone was very threatening. I’m sure you can relate.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone- Neale Donald Walsch
It is not only computer sofrware we hang on to in our desire to stay close to the familiar. We do it in other areas too. We take the same route to work everyday,shop at the same stoee,order same items from the menu instesd of selecting something different. Too many routines stop you frkm challenging yourself. It’s pretty much the same thing day in day out. Choosing to stay in a comfort zone eventually restricts your capacity for life. Is that what you raally want?
Step so far outside your comfort zone that you forget how to get back-Anonymous
- How about requiring more of yourself so you can create better options?
- How about no longer waiting for someone else or your life circumstances to change,before making a move?
Everything truly rewarding lies outsise your comfort zone. The more you can stretch your capacity to experience a fuller life,the more rewaeding life becomes.Constantly challenging your comfort levels will help you feel more alive,more passionate,and more confident a little out getting what you want. Understand, there are no reasurances,guarantees or padachu8tes to help you when you take the leap. But go ahead,leap anyway!
A ship is always safe at the shore but that is not what it is built for-Anonymous