I was thinking about what would be a good topic for the site today and already having written one or two journals about staying in our comfort zones, I thought this subject would tie in nicely. Whether we fail because we choose to stay in our comfort zones.
I think the answer to that is yes. How many of us quit before we have a chance to fail because we feel we’re doomed for failure in the first place? We’re not always consciously aware at the time of how to make what we are trying to work, work but if we were to continue I am sure we would find other ways to succeed. We know what we know.
Failing I believe is the catalyst of the learning process. It’s not to say that we have to fail every time if we are to become successful in our lives, but failing at something, enables us to understand that life isn’t all about success and that if we want to be successful, we have to learn how to fail first.
I believe that circumstances, like the world are forever changing. Nothing inherently stays the same and with circumstances that change, we must change too. Although we normally stay within our comfort zone, we sometimes need to work to keep ourselves there.
Change is a fact of life, not easy because of fear and apprehension, but how we work and address change determines whether we will be successful or not. We need to venture out of our comfort zones.
How many times do we promise ourselves we’ll do something but don’t always get around to it, not because we’re lazy, but because we’re afraid to, particularly if it’s not something we have tackled before? We’re not ready to take the plunge.
I believe we need to experience life with its ups and downs, because that’s how we grow. If that means coming out of our comfort zones every now and again then that’s what we must do. Our greatest challenge is the fear we feel that stops us from venturing out of our comfort zones. It’s a place we’re continually familiar with.
I never believe we won’t succeed. It’s the fear that holds us back that makes it so.