Let’s talk about complacency for a minute!
Complacency is understood as living within your Comfort Zone. But what happens when that Comfort Zone is keeping you from moving to the next place God is calling you to?
My Comfort Zone can be defined as: fear controlling safe movements! Looking back, I was never the girl that felt like the headliner of a show and I always viewed myself as being in the background, so much that I became use to hiding.
I became self-satisfied with where I was because where I was wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t where God desired me to be. As the Lord is calling me closer to my purpose and destiny, I had to release the terrified girl I once was. In other words, I could no longer operate within my Comfort Zone!
It’s scary enough to feel like you are being pulled into an uncomfortable space or pushed beyond your limits, but knowing that on the other side of where you are being pulled and pushed to is everything you desired makes it easier, right? Nope! That is just when the nervous energy sets in, but nervousness is not always a bad thing. Nerves are just a reminder that you are no longer settling for complacency, but rather operating outside of your personal Comfort Zone.
As a result of overcoming my fears, I can now broaden my Comfort Zone to elevate to a WOMAN who has influence and inspires.
So, what is your Comfort Zone? What is holding you back from the places you are meant to be? And, how can you overcome nervousness?
We can operate past your comfort levels by practicing these five applications in your daily lives:
- Walking by Faith Not by Fear
- Exercising Determination Daily
- Repeating Affirming Messages to Yourself
- Choosing Courage over Confidence
- Just Doing It: Preparation then Performance
Necessary pain is weakness leaving the body,
Healthy nervousness is comfort leaving the mind.
I like to think about it like this. Nurse practitioners are hired to care for the overall health of a patient, while hospice nurses are hired to bring comfort to a terminal patient. One is there to assist with the avoidance of fatality and the other is meant to make things as comfortable as possible in the inevitability of loss. Now place yourself in the role of the nurses and replace “patient” with “purpose”. How are you treating your purpose, dreams, and goals? Are you caring for them knowing their potential or are you making things comfortable in perceived loss?
Whatever your Comfort Zone is, never be too scared to be uncomfortable that you stop pursuing purpose. There will always be something to test your Comfort Zone but…
Remember your life begins at the end of your Comfort Zone.
Jae P Renee