My current comfort zone has served me, but a lot of it represents my behaviors and patterns from my past.
I was not born with a guidebook that provided explicit rules for thought and behavior that enabled me to navigate life successfully. To cope, I developed a set of habits and routines that grounded me and made me feel safe. As I aged and experienced situations and events that pulled at my habits and routines, I changed. I changed my old normal (my safe place) to a new normal (a new safe place). This transformational experience happened time and time again, in fact it is still happening today.
While some of my life’s transformations were a struggle or felt uncomfortable, I always learned and gained so much. I found that the initial discomfort I was experiencing by expanding my comfort zone diminished gradually as I became accustomed to change. These transformational events became so moving and powerful in my life that I developed a love for them and looked forward to the challenge. “Embracing the experience”, I discovered that venturing beyond my limited comfort zone was not as stressful an experience as I imagined it might be. And, the joy I felt challenging myself in this way, always outweighed any discomfort.
Leaving your comfort zone behind through personal expansion of any kind can prepare you to take the larger leaps of faith that will, in time, help you refine your purpose. Work your way outward at your own pace, and try not to let your discomfort interfere with your resolve. With the passage of each well-earned triumph, you will have grown and your comfort zone will have expanded to accommodate this evolution.
”Blessings on your journey”