Questions from the “Comfort Zone.”: 12.3.16

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12/3/16

past midnight

I had once been told this is a crap shoot. I had once thought I was not important enough to make my own light shine brighter; that someone else had to notice first and then do it for me. I had once been told not to be disruptive.

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But now I’m here. I remember those tellings and thoughts, but I no longer believe them. Now it is about finding the courage to move beyond. Go towards the places that make me nervous. But, who wants to be nervous? One the other hand, who wants to endlessly wonder? Or worse, feel sad that things aren’t possible?

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I think about the first people to venture into the water to find new lands. That must have been terrifying. Yet, someone was tired enough of wondering what else was possible and decided to find out first hand, even in the face of death (i.e., The Great Unkown). 

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Do we all do this? Isn’t this a normal human trait that allowed our species’ survival and expansion? Or is it actually rare? Or are we only  taught that it’s rare? That most of us are the herd? The 80/20 principle. Are we all the herd? Are only a few of us meant to do “great” things, to step beyond what we think is possible? 

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Have we set up stepping outside the comfort zone as it’s own myth? So that we can feel we have one more thing we can conquer? Is just being ever enough? 

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