Find the space between your comfort zone and dream
Helen Keller said, “The place between your comfort zone and your dreams is where life takes place.” When I saw this quote the other day, it got me thinking about how many times in life we fail to realize our own true dreams because we simply can’t find the courage to walk across that line that is our comfort zone. We get so comfortable in what we do and who we are that the need to challenge ourselves seems too much of an effort when the status quo is far more simpler.
Like many people, in so many ways I was always one of those people that had a hard time dealing with change. The things I was comfortable with were safe and secure, no matter how mundane they were. Crossing that comfort line meant that there was a risk of failure and I was not comfortable taking that risk. However, I started to see those around me that were expanding on their lives to have experiences that I could only dream of. Inside, I started to yearn for what I was seeing other people do and I needed to make the decision whether or not I was going to be satisfied with a simple life or take a chance on making it spectacular
Fortunately for me I chose the latter. Traveling around the world and experiencing different cultures and ways of life opened my eyes to a world that was beyond my comprehension. Living in another country when I was in the Air Force at an early age gave me confidence that the area outside my comfort zone was okay. I learned to dream big and that failure did not mean the end, it was the stepping stone to something even greater.
Helen Keller was right. Life really does take place between our comfort zone and our dreams. If you have been struggling to find your way out of your own mire, take one small step. Do one small thing differently. Use failures as tools for getting to where you really want to be. It is only then that your dreams can truly become reality.
Have a great day and remember to be the reason someone smiles.
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