Live in the Discomfort Zone

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I keep coming back to this idea that in order to live an extraordinary life, one where you live your dreams, you must live in extraordinary way.  You must be willing to do things outside the norm – to live in your “discomfort zone.”  You must challenge yourself to stretch the boundaries of what you are comfortable with.  Every time you think, “well the Jones don’t do that”, think “forget the Joneses, I want to live MY dream! And if I’m going to get there I need to live differently than the norm.”  If you live like everyone else, you will do just that, for the rest of your life.

Living your dream means doing the uncomfortable, the thrilling, the tedious, yet rewarding, being positive when it’s easier to slip down the well of gossip or complaint.  You must constantly pray for faith, peace & trust when you feel like you have little left.  Seek out people who feed your soul, not your ego; people who are pushing to achieve a more fulfilling way of life – the same people who know how to appreciate the precious moments we have right now.

(And you know by know when I say “you” above, I of course me “we”.  Because boy ya know I sure need to remember and apply this too! )  And now, the most eloquent and motivating words of Les Brown:

“Give your dream a chance to live!! Nurture it daily with the seeds of determination, inspiration, drive, and creativity. Feed it with passion, faith, patience, and positive expectation. Allow it to blossom by surrounding yourself with people who are doing things with their lives, and who believe in working hard to make things happen.

Many people allow their dream to die from negative conversations, procrastination, lack of preparation, and most of all, from doubt and fear. Hold yourself to higher standards, and build resiliency skills everyday that will allow you to overcome your next challenge. Keep your dream alive! You have GREATNESS within you!” ~ Les Brown