Sunday, May 29, 2011

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone-Reach Beyond Yourself

This happens to almost everyone of us: we always pick a problem of our own size and capability, and then ignore or simply leave the others to someone else. It is time for you to stand tough and pick a problem that's bigger than you. James Roche said it right, "Success, real success, in any endeavor demands more from an individual than most people are willing to offer-not more than they are capable of offering." So are you the kind of guy who will stay where you are or reach beyond yourself?

That's the only thing you need to do.

Of course all of us fear rejections and failure. However our desire to be safe will always stand against every great and virtuous dream that we want. Don't you agree that the security that we seek, often times, is the first step toward self-stagnation. You should be bold enough to do what your heart desires. If you dare nothing you should expect nothing in return too. If you are the kind of person who is contented with what you have done you will never be famous fir what you will do. No! Don't mistaken this for greed or you being ungrateful. It is about constantly improving yourself.

It's time to take the plunge.

If you have achieved all you have planned for yourself, it simply means you haven't planned enough. You have to be used for something significant. Choose a goal for which you are willing to exchange sacrifice a piece of your life. They say the surest way to happiness is to lose yourself in a cause greater than you, yourself. That sounds sure, damn right to me. You know what? One day you will look back and you will be unhappy if you do not reach for something beyond yourself. You don't have to worry. If God is your partner, I am sure you can make big plans for yourself.

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today,
and the reality of tomorrow.
~Robert Goddard~

Every great action is literally impossible when it is being undertaken (ask the Wright Brothers about this).  Only after it is accomplished does it seem possible to the average eyes. To small thinkers, everything looks like mount Everest. Now...think about this: The grandest thins are, in some ways, the easiest to do because there is so little competition. Isn't it so? Gilbert Caplin said, "How much better to know that we have dared to live our dreams than to live our lives in a lethargy of regret."


"Comfort Zone"

I used to have a Comfort Zone
Where I knew I couldn't fail;
The same four walls of 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 dreams, goals and such.

I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my Comfort Zone "good-bye"
And close and locked the door.

If you are in a Comfort Zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt.

A step of faith and the Word of God,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!
~Author Unknown~

So are you still in your Comfort Zone? Dig deeper  into yourself and ponder...then ask yourself this question," Am I really satisfied with myself right now?" If you are, you'd better change your ideals. Trust me! It is time for you break the shackle of your own beliefs. You will never succeed beyond your wildest dreams unless you are willing to have some wild dreams. It is time for you to step out of your comfort zone and reach beyond yourself!