Dare I’m not the most daring of people... I don’t really fancy a bungy jump or riding a fast motorbike. I don’t like the thought of being hurt... But there are other ways of being daring. Stepping of our green comfort zone and into the amber zone of growth is something that’s actually a healthy thing to do. And if stepping into the amber zone means that, for a time, we’re uncomfortable... that’s ok. It really is! It’s a temporary thing. For example... about ten years ago I went back to uni to finish the degree I dropped out of at the age of 22. Having not written an essay for 25 years it was way out of my comfort zone! I remember looking at the first essay question and feeling sick... I didn’t even understand the question! But I dared to keep on going, step by step, and it all worked out for me. I grew as a person, even though it was hard. Each of us has our own form of daring. Whether it’s going back to school, starting a new job, or doing a bungy jump... they all push us to grow. It’s ok to feel uncomfortable. After all, life isn’t meant to be easy all the time and when we push through the amber zone our comfort zone grows. There is also a huge amount of satisfaction and pride in ourselves to be won when we achieve something through hard work and daring. It seems to mean so much more. So, if there’s something you’re considering which feels like a stretch, a daring do... maybe it will be the thing that changes your life. Maybe it will open doors to further change, further learning and, I hope, further joy.

Posted by SarahA at 2019-03-19 15:40:56 UTC