Having already 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’re trying to work, work but if we were to continue, perhaps we would find another way to succeed. We give up too easily.
Failing 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, 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 like the world, our circumstances 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, but we must also think about coming out.
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 always 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 perhaps need to do. Our greatest challenge is the fear we feel that stops us from venturing out. Our comfort zone is a place we’re continually familiar with.
I personally never believe we can’t succeed. It’s the fear that often holds us back and that makes it so.