In the same way that runners commonly hit the wall when running a marathon, there are “walls” we might encounter between us and our dreams. These “walls” are often part of our comfort zone.
We are the architects of the “walls” around our comfort zones. We gather circumstances to help us construct our comfort zone “walls.” The building blocks of these walls are statements like “I can’t because…” and “I will never be able to do that because…” (Let me just say that I can speak with considerable authority on comfort zone “walls” because I have constructed a great deal in my day.)
These “walls” can seem very solid and beyond our control to move past. However, these “walls” are often actually far less substantial and even downright flimsy. But even a flimsy comfort zone “wall” can remind us when we approach to focus our thoughts, emotions and actions on retreating.
Hitting the “walls” of our comfort zone on our way to achieving our dreams IS THE PITS. WE JUST WANT TO STOP. Our comfort zone walls are cleverly designed so that we react in this manner.
The exciting news is that at the point of hitting our comfort zone “walls,” we have the opportunity to learn how to focus our thoughts, emotions and actions on moving forward.
The great thing about moving through a “wall” of our comfort zone is that then we are on the other side of “wall” and living an expanded life closer to our dreams. (And we can say we have the ability to pass through walls, which is just plain cool.)
Game of the Day
How do you move forward when you hit a “wall” between you and your dreams?
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.