Many of us get stuck in a zone.
We call it a comfort zone but it isn’t exactly comfortable.
Although we tell our self it is of course.
And we do this purely from fear.
You see, doing the same exact thing every day hinders self growth.
If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
Growth can only ever happen when you change things – when you try new things – when you stretch beyond your comfort zone.
Growth is about taking a leap into the unknown.
And nothing by the way, is certain. The truth is that life in itself is pretty much uncertain.
We may be sure that we ‘know’ what route we will take home tonight except the truth is we don’t ‘know’ because we can’t tell the future.
We may be sure that we ‘know’ we are happier at home eating alone except the truth is we don’t ‘know’ because it’s unlikely we have had 6 friends over for dinner party on a Tuesday (!).
You see we sit in a comfort zone and we stay small.
We wilt into doing the same old thing over and over again.
Google says a comfort zone is “a settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results”.
And I am inclined to agree.
Dear reader, the world is big and there is so much to see and do and experience.
Life is for living. Please get un-stuck.
If you have created a comfort zone then why not try this week to break out.
Do it differently even just for a day.
Take a different route to work, call a different friend in the morning, eat a different lunch, speak to a different colleague at work, try a different type of movie, grab a last minute theater ticket, book the massage, don’t go to the gym meet your lover for a long walk instead.
I promise you there is more to life.
I promise you will still be safe.
And I promise you might even like it.
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