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Life And Your Comfort Zone

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch

I find it quite ironic that the comfort we strive to seek, when achieved, can seemingly lull us to sleep. That is, we have a tenancy to want to just stay there and maintain a comfort zone. We forget that life is about the journey along the path of self-discovery and not the destination.

As flowers grow, sometimes the growers cut off the tops of the flowers, which they believe causes the plants to invest more energy into flower growth and less into seed production. This practice is called topping. The expected result is flower buds that will produce higher quality flowers.

This is a nice analogy for personal growth as well. Sometimes when we produce preliminary results in a certain area, it can be helpful to cut them off and discard them. This can free up energy for a stronger attempt elsewhere instead of settling into the comfort zone of satisfaction with the old results.

Do you want to settle where you are right now? If so, then topping is unnecessary. But if you’d like to do better and believe you have a good shot at improvement then topping is a sensible practice. To free up time and energy for future growth in new directions, you have to drop the merely satisfactory. This gives you a shot at the truly beautiful.


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