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Up The Love, Issue #013 No Growth In The Comfort Zone
May 03, 2017
Welcome to the 13th issue of the Up The Love newsletter!!
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In this 13th issue is an original article on No Growth In The Comfort Zone.
No Growth In The Comfort Zone!We like to be comfortable in our lives. We don’t like to be uncomfortable however there is no growth in the comfort zone. There is the potential for growth when our lives become uncomfortable.
Why is there no growth in the comfort zone? Unless we actively seek out change we will instead opt for comfort. We do the same things when we are comfortable and our very familiar habits take over.
Change is only possible when we actively seek it out or when our lives become uncomfortable necessitating the need for change. Change is all up to us.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. We have our arms wrapped around the “tree trunk of security” most of the time and seldom play on the “skinny branches”. Generally we like to play at life with a sense of safety and security. We seldom take risks when it comes to our personal growth. There is an old saying that goes like this “an unexamined life is a wasted life”. What does this mean? Why do we do the things we do? Are they really serving us or not? What do I really feel and think about life? An unexamined life is a wasted life because generally you don’t know who you are and why you are doing what you’re doing.
If you don’t ask yourself you don’t know and you will have a tendency to react to external circumstances and be a victim in life.
Know yourself there is nothing else to seek. Do what you love. How does this all tie in to our self esteem? When we opt for comfort and safety and security our self esteem stays the same. There is no growth.
When we make changes in ourselves we grow and our self esteem increases because we feel better about ourselves.
Examples of change that may make us uncomfortable yet has the potential for real growth:
1). We start an exercise program to get fit. 2). We are told by our Doctor that we need to lose weight or give up smoking. 3). We are told by our Doctor that we have a certain illness. 4). Our drinking is affecting our health and relationships. We join AA. 5). We quit our jobs and decide to do what we love. 6). We go back to school to get more training. 7). We decide to see a counselor to get some personal support.
When there is change especially change that makes us feel better we grow individually and our self esteem increases.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this original article.
The next newsletter is due out June 1st, 2017.
Self esteem quote: There is no growth in the comfort zone!
We don't grow when we are comfortable.
Comments, questions and observations please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With love, Dave.
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