We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
Yep, it is official! The warm temperatures have returned…YAY!
It’s a good thing, too. Upon its return, I had begun sensing a slight leak in motivation, nothing major though.
I strive to keep it in check, by being one of “those type of people” that eliminate the trivial in life, thoroughly before they ever have a chance to get out of control and become major; if you know what I mean.
Which is why I felt compelled to give myself a slight nudge, to break away from the habitual repercussions of what felt to me like an unusually long winter… OK, so it was more like a long hard push – but trust me, I was clearly in need of this change of pace.
The first clue to tell me that a change was being needed, presented itself when I went behind the scenes here on the website, to make what I thought would be a few simple corrections. In one clean swoop of clicking refresh, I almost wiped out just about everything that Jk (Growth Effect) had put into place here, in setting up RMT.
My misjudgments cost me big time too. I somehow managed to remove the link in the Navigation bar to the “Reflections” section (which I haven’t figured out how to bring back), and the eBook section (you know, the one with me in the suit being all GQ), which used to rest at the top of the home page. UGH!
You would have “thunk” that would have set off all kinds of blaring alarms. Nope, I needed more.
The next wake-up call came when I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to say worth writing, which is just downright ludicrous. Why, living “the experience”alone, has certainly given me more than a lifetime worth of material to write about.
That is when it would hit me harder than a New England Patriot Wide Receiver!
“Dude,” That’s how I tend to talk to myself in life’s 911-moments, “Are we seriously going to get all comfy here in the safety net of our comforts zone – AGAIN?”
My reply, while somewhat descriptive for what usually gets seen here, was, and still “is”… my honest response to such a proposition as that. “HELLZ to the NAW! There is no going back to the comfort zone. That ship has sailed!”
“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”
~ John Maxwell
Bid Your Inner Boldness to Come Forth!
Essentially, here’s what I think is worth noting about the comforts zone. The building blocks of the comfort zone are only fears a person has learned and mastered overtime to avoid. If the desire were to alleviate the comfort zone, naturally, the appropriate response would be to reassess those fears and face them.
During my short stint away from the online world, I awakened my slumbering boldness out of its winter hibernation, and once again, begun pushing myself out of the house and away from the computer.
Some of you may have recalled me saying over on Facebook that I joined a photography group within the community a few months ago. That was clearly a move that took boldness on my part.
Soon afterwards, I started attending more of the functions and getting a little more involved. Whenever I would notice the slightest interest, fear, or ignorance (lack of understanding in an area), on my end – I would volunteer my services.
One in particular, that I am incredibly excited about participating, will be held during the entire week of July 4th. It’s the upcoming “Youth Fest,” which is held here annually for many of the resident’s children and grandchildren.
“Releasing Me” Doesn’t Come Easy For Me to Do
Now, while these moments of boldness may lead one to believe that I am by nature, assertive and extroverted, and in certain instances, I am. However, it takes a lot of conscious effort and self-motivation for me to do what may come even easier for others.
What can I say? Desperate times call for desperate measures to be taken.
The desperate measures in this case has been getting up enough nerve to put myself in the most unlikely position possible, which I normally wouldn’t have placed myself in before.
“A “release” or “expansion” of any kind is unlikely
in the safety net of one’s comfort zone or in the den of one’s familiarity.” (Tweet it.)
What do you do anytime you notice you are in your comfort zone , or it is rebuilding around you?
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