"Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone."
Neale Donald Walsh
What Keeps You Inside Your Comfort Zone?
- Do you need to stay in your comfort zone?
- What’s the worst thing that could happen if you make that step outside of it?
- Only outside he develops himself. John C Maxwell said it best “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”. Just like an infant, so must we continue to grow.
- Its limits extend to every step that we make outside of it. As a result, things and situations that seem impossible to happen eventually happen, and then we can make new dreams, that we did not even know existed before.
- Eventually, this zone is not as “ comfortable” as it seems. It hinders many hazards that when they will finally appear, they will cause many problems.
- How can you take the step outside the zone if you want to?
- Realize that you are responsible for your life. You can follow the “advice” of the whole world, but in the end, this is YOUR life. So take a breath, embrace the fear of this awareness and take the first step of the many that will come!
- Stop worrying about things that have not happened. As I mention in the article we are worried about things before they even happen. At the end nothing than we imagined ever happens. We have the illusion that we have the control. The truth is that usually what happens to us ( negative or positive) is something we cannot guess before it actually happens. And while we’ve experienced this many times in the past, we keep forgetting it. It is natural, but it is also up to us to control this concern a little more.
- Over-analysis leads to paralysis. You will never have all the data that will guarantee you a future result. The only guarantee is that if you do not try something, you will never succeed it.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
See Where That First Step Outside My Comfort Zone Led Me.
- I spent three months backpacking in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Uruguay.
- I met “Little Nicks” from all over the world who followed their own compass.
- I went hiking at Tierra Del Fuego.
- I caught a salmon in Patagonia.
- I climbed to the top of the active Villarrica volcano and while wearing a mask for the fumes, I saw the lava flowing.
- I made a free fall next to this volcano. Yes, the view was amazingly beautiful!
- I climbed at the top of Huayna Potosi in Bolivia, and I looked the world from 6,088 meters high. By far the most extreme thing in terms of physical effort I have tried!
- I walked in the Amazon and slept in the wild with nothing but a single mosquito cover.
- I cycled the Death Road near Bolivia’s La Paz.
- I walked in a desert of sand, and in a desert of salt.
The Red Lake Of Emotions.
Finally, I visited Laguna Colorada in Bolivia. The moment I looked at it, my thoughts traveled through my entire course the recent years. On my good and difficult times. Then I turned and told my Italian friend and travel companion that “I will cry”. I experienced a unique feeling of happiness. So, through tears of joy and a huge lasting smile that brought my other traveling companion from Norway in a not-so-comfortable-place (yes, it was as funny as it sounds), I decided to chase my passion. This decision has now evolved into , an attempt to make us all get more enjoyment out of our everyday life, keep getting to know ourselves, keep learning how to live and, why not, feel like I felt in this red lake.
Start By Doing Something Small.
- Turn off your cell phone during a dinner.
- Go for a morning walk before work.
- Start a healthier diet.
- Take the stairs when you have the chance.
- Find a recipe that you have not tried again and try it out. If you are not cooking even better!
- If you are in Athens, find out what’s going on with the Erratics, and try an activity without saying “but”.