Let’s dig right in. These are questions you might be asking yourself… “why should I leave my comfort zone?” or “how do I break away from my comfort zone and expand my horizons”? These are very important questions because they actually have the potential to unleash unimaginable and enormous potential that we each possess (yes including you).
Just think for a moment about your favorite celebrity or your idol (well, if you have one). If you can’t think of one, I ‘m gonna give you one. Let’s use someone most people have heard of…how about …Oprah. I greatly admire Oprah. So, let’s use her…I respect her for countless reasons and I aspire to accomplish at least a fraction of what she’s done. Oprah has been a philanthropist for many years by assisting hundreds of thousands of people (or even more) and she also (whether you know it or not) saves many people’s lives (I wonder if she keeps count). Before she arrived (and I use the term “arrived” for a reason) at the point where she is today, she had to overcome numerous obstacles (some life threatening) that we couldn’t even begin to imagine-some situations we know of (if we read about her humble beginnings) and other trials and tribulations that we will never know about (none of our business).
I think you know where I’m going and what I’m getting at, yes? Well, celebrities and people with the sign “I’m a success” hanging over there heads must exit their comfort zone or else….
Or else what Max Ezra? As human beings we will not truly live the life of our dreams, we will not fully develop as individuals, and part of who we are, that was not realized or tapped into and developed, will die. Why is that important? Who cares? You should care! The “a-list” (rich and famous people) are always willing to step out into the unknown. Shit, life is unknown anyway! We call celebs “stars” because we feel we can’t reach ’em. But, they are human beings just like you and I. The pain of living in mediocrity was far worse to them than the pain of expanding their horizons. They faced their fears, moved their own selves out of their own way (meaning they ignored their fears and self-inflicted inadequacies), focused on a higher power or what’s called the “higher self”-which is our true self. The best us. The refined you and I minus the bullshit and baggage (negative people, disaster, disappointment, ego, pride, and so forth). In my eyes, this is true love- true love for your God (if you believe). True love for your self. True love for humanity (if you like other human beings). This proves your love for your children, your spouse, and anyone or anything you love or care about (your pets too-lol). When you consciously (with your eyes and your heart wide open) step out of your comfort zone, you begin to create life, unfold life, and feel vibrant. All the cells within your body will begin to vent. Your entire being opens up like the bulb of a flower sprinkled with h20 and Sun rays.
We are all born with gifts-abilities that come easy to us ( but challenging for others). This abilty can be something that you might think is minute or useless, but it isn’t. All of us living in the present time and space that we are occupying are blessed because existence is a priceless gift from the master of the universe. Unfortunately, there’s a certain amount of time to produce magic out of the cards we’re dealt. With our portion of life, we’re given unique abilities (find out what they are if you don’t know already) and a circle of influence (friends, family, associates, etc. ) to use and rely on to help us materialize what we want out of life (well, maybe not all of them, but we know, deep down, who’s for us and who’s against us). In my opinion, staying in your comfort zone is an insult to the master designer. It’s also a self-destructive behavior (kinda suicidal) due to the simple fact that you fought so hard to get here. Where? The physical realm (Earth). How? You did this by out-swimming over 3 million other entities (sperm). And, guess what? That really happened. That was really you. You demolished your comfort zone then, right? You’re a winner.
Take very small steps to get your momentum flowing.
1) Chatterbox- engage in short conversation with as many people as possible-daily (no weirdos-use your judgement). Make sure you tell them a corny joke. Tell them the same joke every day. This may take practice. Lmao.
2) Be Ridiculous! Multiply and amplify your current dreams (exaggerate). If you want to start a business, imagine yourself running a huge company like google (but on Mars- somewhere out in space-by yourself). Do this daily.
3) Face your fears little by little. If you have a fear of heights, you probably shouldn’t jump out of a plane right away. Go to the sidewalk and jump from there onto the street (do this over and over-don’t get hit by car or bus).
4) Spy on yourself (007)- Constructive thinking. Pay attention to your thoughts. Try to listen to the things you’re telling yourself. Be conscious of your internal communication. Replace every destructive thought with a positive one (whisper to your negative self and say “I’m watching you”–you can tap yourself in the head if you want).
Why should you break away from your comfort zone? Once you step into motion the possibilities begin to unfold (even more than before). You will meet interesting people to help you fuel your growth. Your children will look up to you. You will inspire those around you that you didn’t know were looking or maybe you want to leave a legacy behind, conquer a fear, start a business, become famous, make more green backs, leave your job, start a new career, kick an addiction, gain weight, or just change your situation, and so on.
To make that change, Anthony Robbins says it best.
“Endure short term pain for long term pleasure instead of embracing short term pleasure for a lifetime of pain.”
His quote goes something like that, but you get the point. I wanna hear your comments. Vent. Share. Vent you. Thank you for visiting.
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