Struggling to escape my comfort zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

This quote resonates with me for a couple of reasons. My friend, Alaa and I were talking about how she went to the Chapters at St Vital and saw a bunch of notebooks, pencil cases, pens, etc. with inspirational quotes written on them and she proceeded to tell me what some of them said but this was by far the one that stood out most to me.

Like I mentioned in my other post, I’ve always been too scared to take both big and small steps or make decisions without stressing over what others think and to be completely honest, I’m sick of it. 

I keep telling myself that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of me and that I need to live my life the way that pleases me but it’s easier said than done so that’s one of the reasons why this quote really makes me think.

I literally try as much as possible to live my life in my comfort zone, always afraid of change and the unknown, never willing to test my limits and explore my potential. I invent lots of excuses as to why “I can’t do it” because the thought of doing something new and different makes me uncomfortable and scared.

When I read the quote Alaa and I talked about, it makes me realize that the only way I can ever truly start living my life and grow as an individual is by exploring and doing things I’ve never done before which basically means I have to leave my comfort zone. That’s a very scary thought but the more I think about it, the more it hits me that I’m 18 and soon (probably a long time from now haha), I’ll be married and have my own kids but if I can’t ever do something that challenges me, how will I teach them to be fearless?

When I think about it, there are so many things I’d like to accomplish but there isn’t really anything stopping me from doing those things besides my fear to leave my comfort zone so I’ve decided that from now on, I’m going to try my best to embrace change, instead of resisting it. I want to be able to experience new things and determine what I like and what I don’t like from that. Life is too short to continue to stay inside my comfort zone and be stagnant.

I honestly love this quote because it reinforces the idea that regardless of how inconvenient it might seem, change can create doors to things that are magnificent.

I want to do things that scare me, knowing it will benefit me in the end. I know how I want my life to be so I want to take big steps that will ultimately lead me on the right path. I want to make the changes I’ve been so afraid to make in order to attain my goals.

I want to truly be the best me that I can be and I encourage you to do the same. Ask yourself questions to figure out what your comfort zone is and test your limits by trying to escape it. Push those limits and break them because ultimately, “we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the conversations we were too scared to start and the decisions we waited too long to make”.Life with Precious

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