January 14, 2024

Comfort Zones and Danger Zones

motivational writing by Jacques de Villiers

Article 3/365 of Jacques’s Writing Quest

If you think about your average day, you probably do 90% of the things the same. Shower the same, eat breakfast at the same time, take the same route to work, etc. 

If you want to change your life, doing the same things every day won’t lead to different results.

Einstein was spot on: No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Making the changes you desire requires courage. This is because they will require effort and involve some level of suffering, such as the learning curve, overcoming obstacles, and setbacks. Change also takes us into the unknown, which can be a scary place. Or a place of wonder and adventure. It just depends on your perspective. 

When things get difficult and the road is too hard, many of us go back into our comfort zone. Our safe zone. Unfortunately, our safe zone becomes our danger zone because it becomes a prison preventing us from reaching our goals. In my experience, nothing ever changes for me when I’m in my comfort zone prison.

It is only when I venture into the unknown that I can truly create what I want for myself. Is it scary? Of course, it is. Is there risk? Yes. Could there be something wonderful in the unknown? Yes, and there is. The unknown can spark an entirely new adventure. Something that makes my heart sing and brings me closer to the enlightenment I seek.

No path to becoming the best version of you is ever easy. If it were, what would be the point? Creating a diamond requires immense pressure. The crucible of adversity, suffering and challenge is what forges you and me into the powerful beings that we are becoming.

We have the choice to either shine like diamonds or remain dull like stones. Accepting the challenge to step out of our comfort zones and into the unknown will determine that

One Comment on “Comfort Zones and Danger Zones

Marlene Ming
January 14, 2024 at 11:44 am

Looking forward to new adventures
Thanks for the inspiration !


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