"There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith."
- James Cameron
Ah…we do love our comfort zone! After all, it brings a sense of security, knowing what to expect. But it may lull us into maintaining the status quo when a change is “just what the doctor ordered." Stepping into the unknown, whether it is changing jobs or employers, taking a class you know nothing about, trying a new sport, reaching out to new friends, or making a move, takes courage. But it is through embracing change and stepping outside our comfort zone where we grow and develop.
However, we often prefer to over-analyze, reviewing the pluses and minuses debating with ourselves around making any change. The real test is whether we are willing to “take that leap of faith” and TRUST! There may be challenges. It may be scary. Yet, change can be exciting as we see our next chapter, our next adventure. Listen to your intuition. It will give you that nudge and then “go for it!”
"Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you'd just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting."
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.