Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Comfort Zones

Inspiration is intention obeyed.”
-Emily Carr
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.”
-W.H. Murray
Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.”
-Antonio Machado
If you are anything like me you have occasional moments of inspiration followed by hesitancy.  You want to move forward but doubt overcomes you and you can’t seem to take that first step towards commitment.  How many inspirations have we all had that never reached fruition?  I am not a risk taker by nature.  As I get older I tend to be more cautious about my decisions.  I am not generally a fearful person and I don’t need certitude about everything but an overabundance of cautious sometimes prevents me from taking a leap of faith.  Deep inside me I know that if I take that first step, the second step will be easier, and so on and so forth.  If I have faith and if I am strong and if I will just take a chance, my steps will turn into a road.  More often than not, it is the road I should be on.  I might take more chances if all I needed to worry about was myself.  Most of my life, however, I have had the responsibilities of family obligations and I didn’t want my potential follies to jeopardize their security.  Of course, that just might be an excuse for my own insecurities.  Even though I haven’t always done it, I don’t think you will reach your full potential in life if you don’t take some chances.  I have always seen myself as something of an underachiever and it’s probably because I didn’t take enough chances and I didn’t want to leave my personal comfort zone.  Comfort zones are not bad necessarily but they are limiting.     

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