#livingfearlessly

Dare to Live

WHERE FEAR AND EXCITEMENT MEET

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Comfort Zone. Those two words can cause an array of emotion and feeling. Lets explore that word together for a bit. Comfort zone gives a sense of security, safety and yes, comfort. It is a place we are familiar with, we know this place, we can sit back and relax, it even feels like home or like your favorite go-to-shirt. Comfort zone also can feel stale, or like guests that has overstayed their welcome. Comfort zone becomes a place of discomfort, and dare I even say, like an internal battle field as we fight within ourselves to stay comfortable and safe but also to desire to move forward and grow, to go places, all at the same time.

Growth happens when we step outside of this comfort zone into a place that is uncomfortable and even scary at times. It feels clumsy and awkward as we take steps into an unknown space, fear is shouting out saying ‘this is not safe anymore’. Growth is calling, ‘it is scary, yes, but exciting and the challenge and growth is worth the risk’.

A friend once said to me ‘where fear and excitement meet, watch how life moves forward as the two merge’.

Yes, it is scary to step outside the comfort zone, but I think it is even scarier to stay in the comfort zone. The long term results of not taking a risk and stepping out will leave a person with regret and disappointment. Every individual has a purpose to fullfill in life, it will take leaving comfort behind and stepping into the unknown, to risk to walk out that purpose.

I challenge you today to take a step towards the discomfort of change, fire fear from his job and listen to the voice of opportunity calling you to something new. Oh, it may not be easy, but set your thoughts on the goal and the discomfort soon becomes a place of discomfort with excitement enough to push you forward.

Stepping Stones

Mistakes and failures often become obstacles in life. What if instead of looking at them as obstacles we would look at them as learning tools.? Put them under our feet and use them as stepping stones to grow. Instead of stumbling blocks let them be stepping stones into a future designed for you and shaped by your experiences. 

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The Journey

One step forward at a time gets us to the top...one step at a time gets us to the goal we have been striving towards. Sometimes the climb up is slow and arduous, yet with each step forward the goal becomes more achievable. With each step there is opportunity. With tenacity and courage the next step is taken and soon the top is achieved. There is greatness and victory in reaching the top, however the journey to get there is what creates in us a strength and endurance, it teaches us lessons and values about ourselves and others that we could only learn through the hard work of taking one step at a time and not giving up, continuing on even when the journey is difficult. The journey is just as important as reaching the destination for it is in the journey that we learn the most valuable lessons of life: bravery, courage, honesty, vulnerability, authenticity, love for ourselves and for others, empathy, compassion, endurance and a trust in God. These are just a few of the lessons we gain as we climb upwards, each one is like a treasure that we take with us, making the achievement that much greater. The top is attainable with some effort and every step we take has a gift to gain if we look for it, so let's take the journey step by step, knowing that victory is in each step, and at the top we can confidently know we learnt, we grew, we became stronger becouse of the journey, making the goal that much more victorious. 
 

 

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