COMFORT or COURAGE? You Can’t Have Them Both!
I was visiting a friend, and she shared with me a ritual that she does before she goes to work each day. That is, she challenges herself to do something new and different by reading a card that has a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that says, “Do one thing each day that scares you.” I found this to be so… powerful because she is consciously challenging herself each day to step outside of her comfort zone! That’s COURAGE!
Why is this important? So many of us, me included, play it safe by doing things that we are familiar and comfortable with. However, this is not helping us because for us to grow into our full potential we have to step outside of our comfort zone. Just the thought of doing this, paralyses many of us because it evokes so much fear. Fear has and will continue to rob so many of us of our blessings and stunts our growth.
I was watching Lifeclass on OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network a few weeks ago. The ‘teacher’ was Brene Brown and she said one thing that struck and stuck with me – “choose COMFORT or choose COURAGE but you cannot have both! That was an ‘ah ah Moment’ for me.
So, are you going to choose comfort or are you choose courage? Below are 3 questions that may help you make your decision.
- What is the worst that can happen?
- Will you be able to live with the consequence if the result is not what you want?
- Would you have regrets if you didn’t try?
Until next time… BE POSITIVE!
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