I also discovered that we have so much more in common with people around the world than you may think, because ultimately we all want the same things, which is why at the root of our spiritual comfort zone, the layer closest to our souls, we are all looking for fulfillment.
We are afraid to leave the safety of our routine to pursue something greater because of our fear of failure. I set myself up for a goal with a very realistic potential for failure, not because my family wanted me to or because it was easy but because I knew that I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn’t try.
And now, I make the majority of decisions in my life based on the answer to a very simple question: “Will I regret not doing this?”
If the answer is “Yes,” I know that I have a moral obligation to myself and the people around me to do it, even if that means jumping off of a 750-foot dam or spending seven months alone or giving a talk in front of strangers.
Being in a state of comfort itself is freedom from pain, but when we subject ourselves to genuine discomfort, and plunge into the unknown, that’s when we learn to transcend the layers of our comfort zone, manage our fears, and become empowered by them.
Ask yourselves: How uncomfortable are you willing to become in order to reach your fullest potential?
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