The Comfort Zone and Stagnation

You can’t learn how to swim if you don’t get in the pool and you can’t learn and grow sitting in front of the TV. Life is about venturing out and meeting new challenges and not about hiding our head in the sand in a futile effort to ward off possible dangers or deceptions.

Every day some information and abilities will be erased from your mind, so if they are not replaced with something new, you’ll go to bed at night dumber than you were when you got Y2mate up in the morning.

On a day-to-day basis, that phenomenon may not even be perceivable but on a year-to-year basis, it’s surprising how much it matters. In life we are faced with two choices: either we expand and grow or we regress, wither and disappear. There are no other options.

To advance, learn and grow, we have to come out of our comfort zone; we have to let go of the day-to-day repetitive routines that we’ve followed since Moby-Dick was a guppy. In one word, we must have new experiences, meet new challenges and flex our intellectual muscles.

We all know that the difference between a rut and a grave is the dept. Routines are anathema to real living and TV watching is life by consignation. Life is a one time deal; we don’t get a second chance so, may as well make it the great adventure that it was meant to be.

Seeking security in conformity and familiarity is silly. The only constant in life is change. Either we change and adapt or we become history. Security is not found in immobility but in versatility and adaptability.

The Universe is changing before our eyes. New discoveries are made, the social climate is changing and so is our personal condition. Trying to negate this reality by staying in our comfort zone is futile. Either we get aboard the train of changes or that train will ride right over us.

There are two options open for us. Either we take action and design the life of our choice or we stay in our comfort zone, accept the vagaries of life and try to stay afloat. The amount of efforts required by either of these two options is relatively the same but their outcome is vastly different.


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