When I think of comfort, furniture, bed, and smooth riding cars come to mind. After pondering a little deeper I think of physical, emotional, spiritual comfort. There's nothing dangerous sounding about these types of comfort right?
The dangers in comfort are often found in "comfort zones". Merriam-Webster's definition states; comfort zone: a place, situation, or level where someone feels confident and comfortable. Based on this definition, where's the harm or danger of the comfort zone; it actually seems pretty safe and comfortable (pun intended).
Well let me tell you something, when you are growing, elevating, and stretching into your greatness, the comfort zone can be a very dangerous place. Because all of these things requires you to step outside of the comfort zone. The outside of the comfort zone can be a scary and lonely place. See the people that are rolling with you in the comfort zone will most likely not step outside with you. In some cases they will actually close and lock the door behind you.
I firmly believe that life can not be fully lived within the confines of the comfort zone. A life that is lived fully; is a life full of change, and guess what you will not find that change in the comfort zone. Three years ago Charles and I embarked on the scariest journey of our lives. Click here to read
Fear is a Part of The Journey We chose to step outside of our comfort zone and life has opened up for us in amazing and wonderful ways.
The decision to step outside of the comfort zone is not a one time deal; just as change is a constant and continuous process, the choice to step outside of the comfort zone must be made over and over again. Because with every new anything; you will be required to step out of comfort and into change.
I would love to end this post by telling you that eventually the dangers of the comfort zone are no more, or that stepping outside of the comfort zone becomes easier the more you do it; however that would simply not be true. The comfort zone will never promote change, elevation, and living life fully. Stepping outside of your comfortable zone will always be uncomfortable, require a sacrifice, and be full of change and the unknown.
The danger of the comfort zone is that it prevents you from living your best life, it holds you so snug and cozy keeping you stuck in place. Only to realize years later that in the comfort zone you have lived a settled life. This revelation will either inspire you to step out into the unknown or stay put.
As we come to the close of another year, I encourage you to "Live Life To The Fullest" Guess what? The fullest life begin in that first step outside of the comfort zone. ~OneLove (Diane)
Comfort is your biggest trap
and coming out of
your comfort zone
your biggest challenge.