I have learned to remain an upbeat person, regardless of my situation. I coach people who are ready to move forward and with just a little guidance, off they go making strides and moving mountains in no time.
It tugs at my heart when I encounter people, especially those I care about, who dwell in their own misery with no desire to move away from it. They wear it like a comfortable old tattered blanket or use it like a shield forged in steal.
For those of you who are still clinging onto your misery, I hear you and know that it's scary moving into uncharted territory. I've been pushed outside my comfort zone many many times in my life and I can honestly say that I have been petrified more than once by the thought of it. But I do it, because the alternative of remaining stuck in the current place is no longer appealing.
I remember when I packed up my stuff and set out for over a year on a spiritual journey. I started in Northern California so afraid that I could see my hands shaking as I drove into the inn where I would spend my first night. When I walked up to the office in the early morning light I saw this saying on the wall from Patrick Overton and it made all the difference to me:
"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”
Each time I step out of my comfort zone today I'm reminded of that saying on the wall.
Just remember that everyday provides us a new opportunity to step out of our comfort zone toward a more enriched existence. Don't be afraid to take that first step. Take my hand and we'll do it together.
Wishing you a day filled with love,