Outside My Comfort Zone


The last few months have been very enlightening indeed. Starting a new business can be fun, exhilarating, exciting, and accomplished. That’s the bright side. The other side is daunting, overwhelming, frustrating and maddening. Each day I would fluctuate between several of these emotions plus others not named.

There were times I found I lost the inspiration and motivation I needed to move forward. I finally realized I’m operating outside my comfort zone. It’s not suppose to be comfortable. I was being stretched. Now is certainly not the time to quit. I’ve come close believe me! But there is a Force greater than me operating in my life that puts the right people in my life at the time I need them. They help me to keep pushing through the dark times, stumbling though it may be. I will not quit. That’s my resolution.

We had to crawl before we walked. I love that! Sore knees and all. I crawled until I learned the balancing act of standing up and putting one foot in front of the other. I’m sure I fell many, many times before I reached this point.

The feeling can be likened to learning to ride a bike with training wheels. It was all new to me but there will come a point in time that riding a bike will become second nature. I will ride without thinking about what I’m doing, I’ll just have to know where I’m going. One day I’ll be in a position to help someone through the process. I hope to generate the feelings of gratitude and love that I felt for all the help and support I received.

Living outside of your comfort zone may not be the easiest place to be but it is worth it. Stay as long as necessary, learn what you need to learn. The lessons learned and the personal growth experienced are invaluable. Don’t give up, don’t quit. Ask for what you want and need (Stay tuned that will be another blog).