What’s your biggest dream or goal in life? How long have you had
that dream? What have you done to accomplish that? Do you feel
like you’re getting closer to achieving your goal?
If you’ve been stuck in your comfort zone for a long, long time,
then you may find these questions hard and very painful. You’ll
probably remember how at one point in your life, you were so full
of dreams. How you were going to become a big superstar, a
successful engineer, a famous scientist, or whatever you wanted
to become when you ‘grew’ up.
But look around where you are now. Do you like what you see? Is
it what you’ve envisioned from a long time ago?
Maybe. Maybe not. Only you know the answer.
Breathe new life into your dreams
Do you know why many successful people say your comfort zone
is where your dreams go to die?
Well, it’s because they’ve been in your shoes before. Once upon
a time, they too were languishing in their comfort zones. But they
had dreams, and their dreams took them far away from their
If they didn’t leave their comfort zones, they’d still be where they
were years ago, doing the same things over and over. But no,
they didn’t settle for that kind of life. Their dreams were more
important than their comfort.
Life threw challenges and obstacles at them. But they kept on.
They kept fighting for their dreams. Sure, they made mistakes,
and they failed countless times. But it did not deter them from
Their eyes were set on the prize far into the future. They knew
what they had to do. And they knew that if they settled in their
comfort zone, they’d never amount to anything. They’d never
achieve their dreams.
Your true potential
Each of us has the potential to do great things. But if you remain
trapped in your comfort zone, then you’re never going to know
your true potential.
Imagine a bird trapped in a small cage. The bird knows it can fly,
but for as long as it’s caged, it will never know just how high it can
That bird is you. You’re trapped within your cage – it’s just
disguised as your comfort zone. The good news is that unlike
caged birds, you can actually choose to leave your comfort zone.
You’re just not willing to.
If you want to uncover your true potential, then you will need to
unlock your cage. That’s the first thing you need to do.