How much time do you spend hanging out in your comfort zone? It’s familiar! It’s safe! Maybe it’s even cozy, but is it helping you to grow and develop into all that you’re meant to be?
The butterfly symbolizes rebirth and change. In order for it to be the free spirit we see flitting around our flower gardens, though, it needs to leave the safety of it’s cocoon. I’ve written quite a bit about the power of our thoughts in earlier entries. Just like everyone else, I can so easily get tripped up with thought patterns that aren’t working for me.
One of the thoughts that has kept me from growing is the thought that I don’t have any technical aptitude. I’ve thought that for such a long time, that it became a box that kept me stuck inside. I knew that I needed, and wanted, to get more of an online presence, but I kept telling myself that I couldn’t do it. Was that the truth, or was it a faulty belief that kept me safely ensconced in what was familiar?
The fact that you’re reading this blog entry right now, means that it was a faulty belief. The fact that I had seldom done anything technical in the past, did not mean that I couldn’t learn how to do it in the future. I sought out the help of Sara Caputo of Radiant Organizing, a Santa Barbara productivity expert and then Lorrie Thomas of Web Marketing Therapy, a Santa Barbara web marketing guru. I learned enough from both of them, that I discovered there was a lot of technical things that I was quite capable of doing. Who do you need to help you soar to new heights?
How are you limiting yourself? What are your faulty beliefs? How many roadblocks are you putting in your own way? You need to leave the confines of your comfort zone if you want to grow and become more than you are at this very moment. Learn to fly free, and see how high you can soar!
It’s scary because it’s territory you haven’t spent much time in up to now, but it’s so very do-able! Take a chance, and see what you can do if you get out of your own way. I’d love to hear about your successes. Let’s see what magnificent heights we can reach when we venture forth and fly!
Until next time,