“Say goodbye to this energy of fear that keeps us safe but small.” ― Panache Desai
I was at the Dentist last week with my daughter and the Dentist who is young, intelligent and extremely capable, was telling us how she didn’t finish her training as an Orthodondist because she knows her limitations and that there are people better suited to this job.
Do we know our limitations? Are we certain that at a particular point we are done and are now safe to stay in that place? It made me question my own life and how I keep a safe zone in certain areas and yet, in doing so I may be missing out on wonderful opportunities to test my boundaries and discover there is so much more to expand and experience.
In testing my boundaries I become vulnerable and exposed to the opinion of others, but once I move through these emotions and let go of my need of approval or fear of failure, I can begin to feel more confident in my choices and in knowing it is possible to leave this safety.
I think we forget that our comfort zone is often just fear of stepping out into the unknown and of challenging ourselves beyond the belief of who we think we are. Our wounds from the past and our self-belief keep us locked up and unable to believe we can do more or be more.
Breaking out of our comfort zone is not without it’s challenges, still, we may never know what is behind the door until we open it and when we do, we may find some amazing dreams unfold because we took a chance.
“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” – Shannon L Alder