Your Comfort Zone is Pretty Awesome

There’s no shame in staying there.

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Let me just get this straight: I have a place I can go to where good things routinely happen in a consistent manner. And you want me to abandon that.

I dated a guy who was huge into the whole “outside the comfort zone” idea. He routinely encouraged me to get outside of mine. So early on I asked him, “What was something you did that was really outside of your comfort zone?”

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I see no courage and nobility in patting oneself on the back for grabbing low hanging fruit.

Let me turn this concept on its end for you. What if we spent less time trying to move outside of our comfort zone and more time trying to make our comfort zone the most bad ass place it could be?

Let’s not demonize our wheelhouse. Let’s improve it.

I know my strengths. Working from my comfort zone allows me to build on them and creates fertile ground in which they can take off. I’m much more interested in expanding my comfort zone to be as large as I can make it so that it holds as much as possible. THIS is where the good stuff is going to happen. I’m pulling things in, not pushing myself out. It’s an invitation for the badass to come on in and stick around for a while.

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. IG: vanessaltorre

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