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Your Comfort Zone

May 18, 2020

We often stay in our comfort zone no matter how uncomfortable it may really be.

Here’s a favorite quote that’s a reminder to push ourselves through challenges to bring a desired change.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. – Neale Donald Walsch

In order to accomplish anything important and of value requires making changes.  Those changes require getting out of what has become our comfort zone.  Those changes come with some struggle.  Diamonds are not found lying on the ground.

The desired change(s) begin with your decision and commitment to make those changes.

Let’s say you want to get in better shape.  You hire a personal trainer to help you do it. The trainer will put you through drills and exercises that you might not like and might not want to do.  Those drills will cause some pain and discomfort.  When you are done, you are stronger, healthier and better.  Could you have gotten those results without all the blood, sweat, and tears?

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

All the above applies to our choice to get out of our comfort zone in order to grow in some way.

This pandemic has taken us way out of our comfort zone and not by our choice.  Although it has been forced upon you, you can choose to use it as a catalyst and an opportunity to grow and reach new personal heights.  Being forced out of your comfort zone, rather than choosing, could be the most significantly meaningful opportunity to make the most significant and meaningful changes for yourself and by extension for the world.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl

Are there changes you could/should make?

Hopefully, you have used this time to think about what your priorities have been.  What they are and/or what should they be?  What is truly valuable to you?  What will really bring you joy, not just happiness?  What gives your life purpose and meaning, or what could?

Now having been forced out of your comfort zone, make those changes for now and going forward.  Commit to them and you will come out of this stronger, healthier, better, and more joyful.


Do not let this “Shelter In Place” become your new comfort zone!!

 Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Healthy

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Helen permalink
    May 19, 2020 5:53 am

    Very funny inspirational

  2. Caressa permalink
    May 18, 2020 10:52 am

    I agree with these words of wisdom..
    Including the Warning at the end of your message! 🙂
    Thank you for your constant motivational insight.

  3. jocko permalink
    May 18, 2020 9:03 am

    Thank you, Fred. I sat for a few minutes with the Viktor Frankl thought: “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” It’s simply stated, but full of complexity as big as Wyoming. Knowing what Frankl did with his life, tells me it’s worth the trouble to wrestle with it.

    • Fred Fox permalink
      May 18, 2020 9:07 am

      Thank you Jocko. Consider reading his book again. I constantly read sections of the book and it was a week or so ago when I came across that quote that is so apropos now

  4. May 18, 2020 8:34 am

    Thanks for this. Needed it today.

    • Fred Fox permalink
      May 18, 2020 9:00 am

      You’re Welcome. Thanks for your comment. I needed that today 🙂

  5. Cindy permalink
    May 18, 2020 7:58 am

    Thanks Fred…always love reading your “Spinning Rabbi” posts. This is a good one and especially meaningful in light of what we’ve been going through and will continue to go through. 🙏 for a vaccine soon ‼️

    • Fred Fox permalink
      May 18, 2020 9:04 am

      Thanks Cindy. It’s always good for me to know that the posts are reaching someone
      We’re all praying

  6. Jeff permalink
    May 18, 2020 7:21 am

    That’s why I only averaged 8 a game in HS never wanted to miss 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

    • Fred Fox permalink
      May 18, 2020 7:25 am

      not too late to take another shot. it’s still not the “last dance” for you

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