The comfort zone sometimes gets a bad rap for being a place where we don’t escape much.
It can be a safe haven for security and safety where good things and good feelings run freely, where we don’t have to extend ourselves or risk too much embarrassment.
Yet life isn’t always so grand in the comfort zone and in fact, there is often a dark shadow lurking like a mysterious character in your favourite horror film.
You don’t always see it and life can go on around it but there are clear times you can sense its presence.
It’s the only reason you haven’t got what you truly want in life:
On some level, in some way, you’ve become comfortable with what makes you uncomfortable.
You might be uncomfortable with your body but have gotten used to the feeling of tight jeans or feeling bloated.
Perhaps you are regularly frustrated with your boss or colleagues and have had to learn to not only endure their daily ineptitude but endure your own daily discontent.
Is your bank account far from where you want it to be leaving you to accept regular overdrafts rather than putting in a smart saving plan or find a way to earn more income while reducing costs.
The more you allow yourself to bear with situations and things that take your further away from your goals and dreams, the more you train yourself to settle.
Settle for less than you’re capable of and way less than you deserve. Resign yourself to less fulfilment. Learn to stomach less happiness.
So right now is the right time to face up to what’s no longer worth putting up with.
It’s time to raise the standards of what is acceptable for you.
It may not be easy to change your experience overnight but you can change your perspective immediately. As is usually the case, big change starts with small steps.
Find something today to give you a small victory and take a stance for your standards.
Make a better, more nourishing food choice. Get off the bus early and walk a little further. Put a little money into your savings account each week. Be confident in having a crucial conversation.
And all the while, start to embrace being uncomfortable again. You deserve it and you’ll be grateful you did.
Leave us a comment and share what you would like to take a stance for in your life. What standards would you like to raise? And how can we help you to do just that? We’d love to hear from you.