Today’s article is a poem (author unknown) that my friend, Sandy Rogers shared with me in a workshop years ago she was conducting on marketing.
I used to have a comfort zone, where I knew I could not fail.
The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail
I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before.
But I stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter, that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like diamonds, cars and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside my zone.
But deep inside I longed for some victory of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by, just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside to let the change begin.
I took a step and with a strain I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you are in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners at one time were filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
So greet your future with a smile, SUCCESS IS THERE FOR YOU!
No matter how successful we become nor how high we’ve risen in life, we’re still operating inside of the ‘space’ in which we feel comfortable. Continue to press against the edges of your space. Confront your fear. Face the tiger.
When you’re standing on the precipice of an enormous emotional cliff, step out on faith and know that you’ll either land on new solid ground or learn to fly.
I LOVE success stories. Please leave a comment and share your story of landing on new solid ground or learning to fly.