Reflections on being too comfortable

 

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The quote above by Susan Falls-Hilles reminds me of how most of us are grappled by fear of the uncertain and sometimes, really prefer being in the phase of “status quo” that becomes our comfort zone. 

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The situation may well differ from one person to another but it comes down to the point where we sacrifice something for the sake of one other thing. Perhaps, it’s an unfulfilling job that we don’t like, yet we don’t want to leave because it pays the bills; or maybe it’s an abusive and unhealthy relationship that you have a hard time getting out of, because your financial freedom depends on it…
 
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Whatever the case may be, when your gut tells you to move on, move right on and don’t be afraid of the uncertainty. In most cases, they say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” or “Don’t rock the boat”, but like the author of this quote suggested, when it’s starting feeling too comfortable, especially when your life depends on it, it’s time to move on!
 
Summer-casual-top-and-capriThe fact is in most cases, while you may feel at ease in your comfort zone, it may actually be unhealthy to just stick with what has become the norm for you simply because it’s comfortable or familiar.
 
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At the end of the day, we have only one life to live; and you risk going through it missing your purpose and not realizing your dreams.

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While the uncertainty may seem frightening, you will never know what’s on the other side of the door, unless you muster up the courage to open it.

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Some people may find this analogy to be flawed because they strongly believe in the statement: “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”.  For others, however, it’s rather the continued setbacks and failures in their everyday life that have created a sentiment of fear or desperation disguised in the feeling of comfortability.

Reality is, at one point in our life, we all have experiment setbacks and failures. Eventually we get tired, drained, unmotivated or uninspired to keep trying or keep going. – Life has happened so much that we believe that because we haven’t been successful in the past, our chances of being successful at a new venture is nearly impossible.

Summer-casual-top-and-capriWe believe that there’s no reason to do more, to become more or be better. We continually see a barrier that separates us from our dreams, and we get so familiar with it that it becomes our reality.

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Unfortunately, as a result, we become our own barrier… our worse enemy. We are too afraid of the uncertainty and we become too comfortable in our mediocrity.

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So, If you’re reading this today, I hope you already know that there’s no real barrier that separates us from our dreams and that it’s okay to dream big and expect more. We are created in the image of greatness; and it is in our right to want to be great. There’s nothing wrong with that.

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Thank you for reading and cheers to fabulous week!

Love,

Edwige

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17 Comments

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you darling! I hope you have a great day!

  1. August 21, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Dream BIG!!! I Love this yellow top on you.

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you sister Neti! Yes, to dreaming BIG 🙂

  2. Zara
    August 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I knew this post is for me when I saw the title. Just today I ended a 11 years relationship that was drowning me but never had the courage to walk away. I love the post and the bright yellow outfit that compliments it very well. The future is only bright..

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Yes darling the future is only bright! I’m happy for you and so proud of you! I know that might not be easy, but I’m proud of you for releasing what you couldn’t hold anymore.

  3. August 22, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Whenever I start feeling comfortable, something would come up. I believe it’s God’s way of teaching me to never stop learning, never stop dreaming. 🙂

    Angelie // The Ruins of Baclayon Church

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      That’s a great way to see it Angelie! Good for you 🙂

  4. August 22, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I think this is so true- fear holds us in places for too long sometimes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      That’s right Ashley!

  5. August 26, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I couldn’t agree with this post more… There has been so many times in my life where I’ve forced myself forward instead of standing still. And, I’ve never regretted it. I love this cheerful yellow top on you and those heart sunnies.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • August 27, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      That’s so right Carrie. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! XOXO

  6. August 27, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Edwige, first of all, you are like the brightest ray of sunshine in this gorgeous yellow top! I am loving your sunnies and hat. Absolutely beautiful. And this post is brilliant! I have been saying it for years, “Great things happen outside your comfort zone.” Thanks so much for sharing this great message at my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • August 27, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks for all the love Shelbee! i appreciate you for stopping by and commenting! Much love!

  7. August 28, 2017 / 3:17 am

    WOW your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE those sunglasses with this outfit 🙂
    Thanks so much for linking up with the Fabulous Friday link-up this week 🙂
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious
    (this week’s co-host)

    • August 28, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Thanks so much Suzy! I appreciate it! XOXO

  8. August 28, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Such a great and powerful message. I’m sure you’ve touched a cord with many of your readers. Thank you for sharing your insights and fabulous look on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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