What is familiar and known is comfortable. We know what to expect. We know how the story goes. And we know how we will respond.
Growth, though, lies just outside our comfort zone. It is hard to grow if you are not willing to risk - to try something new.
There are times throughout our lives when we must leave what we know, and venture into the unknown.
When you took your first steps as a child, you didn’t know about your “comfort zone” – you fell down, and just kept getting up, trying again and again until you succeeded. Then you learned to run, ride a bike…
Why is it that as we get older, we become afraid, we question things, we worry – what will others think, what if I can’t do it….. To heck with all that. It isn’t what others think that matters, it is what you think!
Mistakes are opportunities to learn and try again – retakes! Learn to overcome that fear, the negative thoughts, and take that leap of faith.
Although there is no map for this vast wilderness, you are not wholly unprepared. You have a guide: your intuition.
Instead of relying on a map to guide you, you learn to “follow your instincts.” And those instincts lead you on a journey that is all your own. By taking some risks and stepping out of your box, what you may discover along the way is who you really are and what you really love. Yes, sometimes you may have to give up on some old thinking or a negative thought that is holding you back (ask yourself – is that pride?)
Unrefined and unmapped, the wilderness of your intuition leads you to discoveries and experiences you never would have had if you stayed where you were comfortable.
What journey will you take that leads you to new discoveries and opportunities? Imagine what’s out there for you if you venture away from what’s familiar and comfortable and follow your intuition into the vast unknown.
If you are ready to try something new – here is a test you can’t fail…rediscover what is most important to you – take The Passion Test, contact me to learn more about the many ways you can!
To Living Life With Purpose, On Purpose
Karen Girard, CCDP, CEIP, CPRW, CCC
Certified Passion Test Facilitator