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The comfort zone

On Wikipedia, comfort is defined as a sense of physical or psychological ease and a lack of hardship while uncomfortable are people lacking in comfort.  I disagree!  I am hung up in the word “lacking”.  I think people who are comfortable are lacking.  Let me explain. 

When you go along in life and stay within the lines, always on the safe side of the street, not taking risks and staying under the radar, you think you are comfortable.  You don’t ruffle feathers, you don’t cause problems, you avoid drama… Ha!

That is not the life I want to live. Not that I desire to ruffle feathers and be that obnoxious girl no one wants around. Far from it.  I want to be the person that takes the risks, that lives in that uncomfortable zone because that is where I am growing – taking life by the horns.  Experiencing new things.  Having new adventures. Dreaming big dreams and better yet, living the life I desire. 

Comfort is a place where boredom sets in.  I define comfort as eating TV dinners in front of the television night after night with nothing worthwhile to say to my spouse while my kid is glued to his fantasy role playing video games because our life is BORING! And Comfort is where I think those people live that are afraid of going for the big promotion because they live in fear that they aren’t good enough. 

Good enough. Ha!  I don’t subscribe to that philosophy.  We are all good enough.  In fact we are better than good enough.  Good enough is not an option with me.  Did I always think this way? No.  I lived in comfort until one day I realised that the current environment was no longer serving my purpose.  I knew I needed to break out very soon.  I wrote down, as a start, on a simple piece of paper, in my office at the time, what I really wanted to do everyday for the rest of my life, putting aside my self limiting beliefs. It was crystal clear. 'How' at that point in time did not matter, but I knew exactly 'what' I wanted.  And it made me smile with joy- I even cried seeing my heart's desire unfold on a piece of paper.  Sooner a lot of ideas came to life!

A year later, these ideas became a reality. All as a result of prayer, support, hope and the desire to go and live my purpose. I really wanted more out of life. To go after the bigger fish, serve others and be a difference maker.

I have physical and psychological ease because I am reaching for the stars and I am going to do whatever it takes to get there!  And the best part is now I am mentoring others to achieve their dreams.  Comfort is not my goal – I’ll take uncomfortable any day!

Even though, some days I don't know 'how', I am willing to jump and build my wings on the way down!  Try it, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish if you leave your comfort zone!

Be well!

 

 Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

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