In order to grow you must be willing to get outside of your comfort zone and take risks. Complacency stems from getting comfortable with the things you do on a daily basis. We are creatures of habit and people get stuck so easily in today’s era doing the same things over and over again. How can you ever grow if you are afraid of FAILURE. The problem with the kids growing up today is that they are given a trophy for everything they do. If Michael Jordan did not get cut in high school there would not be a Michael Jordan. Failure can be the most powerful tool if you allow it to be. Who gives a damn if you come up short at least you had the courage to TRY. I would rather die trying than not have tried anything at all.
Watch Out For Your Comfort Zone
The last place you want to get stuck in is your comfort zone. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. In order to soar you must get rid of everything in your life that is holding you back. Maybe it is that toxic friend who constantly is tempting you to go party on the weekends, or that negative family member telling you to settle for less. Even better maybe it’s your coach who is telling you to give up on your dreams because they never achieved theirs. Whatever it is in life you have the opportunity to seize it if you have the drive and persistence to get it. For too many years I listened to the outside chatter of people saying who I will be in my life. As Socrates says, “Know thyself.” When you know who you are you will not have the chatter of other people’s opinions get inside your head. Do not let them put that inside your head. Remain positive and optimistic especially during the tough times because they will come. Life will throw bricks at you when you are at least expecting it and you must have the fight within you to fight back.
The Power of Failure
When you think that things are not going the direction in which you wanted go right towards gratitude. Be grateful for everything that you have in the moment. Always count what you do have and do not look at what you do not. You lose out of what you truly have in the present moment. Never get absorbed with comparing yourself to other people as it robs you of any joy in your life. Take back your power and focus on becoming the best individual you are meant to be. Each person has their own god gifted abilities and talents so don’t waste your time trying to compare yourself to other people. Embrace challenges that come your way. Without challenges or difficulties, you are not able to grow or develop. The greatest motivation you can obtain is of failure. When you experience failure and the lights are shut off you can decide to stay down or get back up and push forward.