Leaving the Shores of the Familiar to Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Leaving the Shores of the Familiar to Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Some people are natural risk-takers. Others are content to remain where they are because it’s familiar and comfortable. They are willing to stay there, even if it means settling for a life of unfulfilled dreams.

To experience life to its fullest, we must stretch beyond our comfort zones. And we must leave the shores of the familiar to set sail for new horizons.

Sure, it’s scary. There may be turbulent squalls, intimidating waves, and maybe even pirates. But with each challenge you meet, you will be closer to discovering new lands, new people, and new opportunities.

Without a willingness to take the risk—in spite of our fear and uncertainty—to seek unfamiliar shores, we resign ourselves to lives of mediocrity in a familiar port of call.

It’s been said that growth begins at the end of your comfort zone. So, too, does adventure, self-knowledge, and a life well-lived. All the opportunities lie in the unknown. But we must be willing to take risks to get there. Take that first baby step today. Pull away from the dock and set sail for the more-fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at djwlifecoach.blog. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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1 Response to Leaving the Shores of the Familiar to Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone

  1. Really nice, post, Deborah! A calm space, a meaningful message and short and sweet to boot!


    Mary Rives

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