I follow Jeff Moore on Facebook and today he posted a great picture about getting out of “The Comfort Zone”. It really made me take a look at myself and realize that lately I have been joining the 2% of people who are living outside of their comfort zone. It’s a rewarding place to step into.
Taking risks isn’t easy and often we stay in familiar territory out of fear. Fear of failure, rejection, judgement are all things that make us uncomfortable. Funny thing is when we take the risk the reward greatly outweighs the fear once we get through it. The hardest part sometimes is thinking that we are taking that risk alone. Funny thing happens when you get out there…YOU ARE NOT ALONE there is always someone who will take your hand and walk with you.
Five years ago I stepped out of my comfort zone to pursue a dream. People didn’t understand why I wanted to become a Massage Therapist when I had a “great” job that paid me extremely well and provided benefits. I didn’t really have an answer but I knew that I wasn’t happy and needed to make a change. That risk paid off and allowed me to keep moving further out of that comfort zone.
I am now seeing that taking the risk to fail or be rejected makes me a stronger person and that most of the time that step becomes a success. I am beginning to live my life on my own terms more and more. This is an incredible place to be!
I have a long way to go but am determined to keep STEPPING OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE. I encourage you to take that journey with me and make that 2% become those who are staying comfortable. See yourself living the life you always dreamed of rather than the one society boxed you into.
You ARE amazing…always remember that!
Have a beautiful “out of the zone” day! ~Pamela