I read an anonymous quote recently that really made me stop and think. It read- “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. I thought about that for a moment and realized that almost every success in my life has come after I stepped out of my comfort zone. This has been true both professionally and personally.
It is so easy to get caught up in our everyday routines that sometimes we miss out on what could be great moments for us. Also, I think many times we forget that it is ok to push ourselves or we give up when things become hard. Just because something may be hard doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be doing it. We forget that the successes we see around usually came after many hours of hard work and I dare say many failures.
So at this time of year when many of us take time to reflect on the things we are thankful for, I challenge you take time to reflect on how you are living your life. Are you in the comfort zone? If the answer is yes, I leave you with this final thought from Catherine Pulsifer, Glass Artist and Author –
“If you remain in your comfort zone you will not go any further”.