Breaking Out of our Comfort Zones
I read a recent article on Buffer.com called 6 Ways My Brain Stops Me from Creating – And How I am Fighting Back By Courtney Seiter and immediately said, “I could have written that.” Really! Everything she explains in this article is exactly (almost) what I experience while going about my everyday life. I have a lot of ideas (some great, some not), but most of them don't see the light of day because of the fear induced by the thought of leaving my comfort zone long enough to get them out there.
When I tell people I am an inherently shy person, some are surprised. Yes in the last year, I have explored the area directly surrounding my comfort zone, but not that far afield. As much as I congratulate myself on those expeditions, with the exception of a few excursions, I haven't really pushed into that uncomfortable, life-changing zone yet. But when I did get out there, awesomeness happened.
So why don't I go to the extremes more often? I think it is mostly the fear of being recognized (really I don't even like wearing earrings because it may draw attention my way) or of being rejected. At this point, I am realizing that the boundaries that I have placed all around are not helping either me or Deep Root Center in any way. I need to break out. No, that does not mean you will suddenly see me dancing down Main Street with a DRC sign (I just broke out in hives imagining that scene).
However, I will be following up on leads that have laid fallow and taking my ideas farther afield. There are kids in our community who really need this option, and I am going to make sure they hear about this game changer!
So why am I writing this post now? After reading that article, I understand that I am not the only one hiding out in my padded, cozy, comfort zone. Everyone has things they are afraid of or are uncomfortable doing. What are yours?
Join me in the courage zone where awesome growth and opportunity are waiting. Let’s set the world on fire!
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