Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted by on December 3, 2007 in Day to Day | 2 comments

One of the scariest things about joining the challenge was the thought of “putting myself out there”. I am a very private person by nature, yet I would soon be sharing my innermost desires with complete strangers and now here I am blogging to the world about my experience. Why?

To back up for a bit, in general my life is pretty awesome. I’ve been married for fourteen years now to my best friend and biggest supporter. We have two fantastic kids. We live in warm sunny California, and own our own home. I love my job, and have an employer I consider a friend and mentor who is supportive of my quest.

What could have possibly been wrong or have left me feeling so stuck? It all boils down to the name of the challenge—Having It All. I’m 90% of the way there and I fully intend to get it to 100%.

The “All” that I am working towards is my personal contribution to this universe. I know that I am destined for more than what I am doing today. I truly believe that the experiences I’ve had in life have been given to me for a reason and in order for me to feel truly fulfilled, I must find a way to give back using those experiences. Part of that means “putting myself out there” and getting way out of my comfort zone.

John Assaraf interviewed Dr. Joseph Dispenza, author of “Evolve your Brain”. It was a fascinating journey into the human brain and the physical and chemical changes that take place when we change the patterns of our thinking. According to Dr. Dispenza, being uncomfortable as you change your old ways of thinking signifies growth. Well, I’ve definitely grown a lot these last few weeks and now I’m looking forward to the rest of the ride!

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2 Comments

  1. I believe you have more to contribute to the universe than you have to date and than you have ever imagined. I would suggest interacting with your soul, spirit, power greater than I, whatever works for you and make it a structured routine every day. Give whatever it is a name. I used to call mine Al.

  2. papaw arthur,

    Thank you for your post, you wouldn’t believe what great timing it was! I was having one of those “life moments” driving home. Although everything is great, I was questioning how much headway I was making and whether I was moving down the right path.

    I asked my “Al” for some kind of sign to let me know if I was headed in the right direction. Your reply was waiting for me when I logged on and worded in such a way that it was as if you were listening to the conversation in my head! Thank you!! =)