We all know how easy, oh so easy, it is to stay in our peaceful comfort zones. After all, it's nice, predictable, and comfy... just like a pair of fuzz-less, old slippers.
I must admit though, sometimes too much of the same thing gets just a little bor-ing. Like those old slippers, nothing hurts or pinches anymore, they 'schlep' so nice around the house, but, alas, they've been around so long, they've lost any sense of pizzazz.
Recently I've been thinking that maybe it's time to move out of the comfort zone. And I think I'd like a new pair of slippers -- maybe even dancing slippers this Christmas. I'm ready to venture further afield. Creating this blog has given me the courage to actually consider pulling off the shelf one of those binders in which I've got pages of notes and research for the beginnings of a book. And maybe I'll actually gather the courage to sign up for some tango lessons with my hubby (I do love that movie with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez, Shall We Dance).
Who knows what exciting new challenges are waiting if we move out of our comfort zones, even just a step or two. I'm ready to try on some new shoes! How about you?
Yours for happy challenges,
My Comfort Zone
By Author Unknown
I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork
were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you're in a comfort zone,
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
success is there for you!