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Reaching beyond My Comfort Zone

“The greatest things in life tend to happen outside our comfort zones, and doubting your ability to step outside of your comfort zone will keep you stuck.” – Amy Morin

Whenever I had the chance to do something awesome and wonderful, I would shrink at just the thought of it as my mind would wonder, “Why me?” “What do I possess to do this awesome work?” “I’m not good enough for this kind of recognition.” “I don’t have what it takes to be this good.”

The journey between where I was and where I wanted to be was characterised by fear, fear of moving from the known to the unknown, the fear of stepping away from the familiar into the unfamiliar. However that journey for some could as well be regarded as growth because they understood that the best things of life were often waiting for them at the exit ramp of their comfort zone hence they were ready to take the risk of trying things in ways they’ve never done before irrespective of how awkward it felt.

I would often fall back to practicing what I was already good at instead of doing what would improve me. Staying with the familiar only meant one thing, being stuck and unable to determine what I needed to do next to move me to my desired outcome.

Like me, do you find yourself returning back to old places?

Do you feel the stretch between your current reality and your possibility as being very uncomfortable?

Do you have a bigger vision for your life but strongly feel it may never be possible where you are?

Are you stuck in a place where you never intended to stay this long but also riddled with the fear of switching tracks?

I can assure you that in the midst of your stories no matter where it is being told from all have one commonality, and that is the existence of a new story waiting to unfold. I knew I had a dream inside me, but didn’t know how to map a
new route that would take me where my dream was going.

With baby steps I began to move towards the path of change and with each step came renewed hope. Hope of doing more with my life and making a difference in my world. As I invested more in the things I was passionate about, I developed the capacity to dream big and try new things. I must confess it can be daunting taking those steps away from comfort especially for one with my kind of temperament but one more thing I’ve also learnt on this journey is not to try to become an expert at repairing my flaws but instead channel those energy into identifying and building my strengths, this is where hope for a better me, a better tomorrow and a better world flourishes.

How has your journey been snatching your dream from the easy and comfortable to the uncomfortable?

I would like to be encouraged by your story.

Let’s flourish together.

Florence Ogunbowale
Confidence Coach

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