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Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone June 22, 2006

Posted by WishBoNe in Interesting/Hilarious Emails, Random Thoughts.
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Think about something you're capable of doing, something you'll be happy doing, yet are not doing.

Why? What's stopping you?

Very often, we choose not to follow our hearts because we are afraid.
Afraid of feeling pain, afraid of getting rejected, afraid of being alone, afraid of failing, afraid of growing old, afraid of dying.

The power of Fear stems from the premise that past hurts will return if we are not wary of our present and future manoeuvres.

But this is an illusion.

The past – by its very nature – cannot come back. And attempting to live your life by avoiding all the things you're afraid of is like never leaving your home because you think it's unsafe outside.

Here's a poem about breaking out of one's comfort zone and embracing life without fear.

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
Success is there for you!

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