Happy Friday! Have an excellent day and a wonderful weekend.
Always do your best……….if you are never uncomfortable then you aren’t growing. So often we try to stay in our comfort zone; where we feel that we have achieved mastery. In our comfort zone we do not seek feedback for how we are doing, we don’t self-actualize regularly, and we rarely seek to change or improve our contribution. It is said that you cannot change what you do not acknowledge and indeed when we are in our comfort zone we do not take a look at the inside of our life and objectively acknowledge our opportunities for growth, instead we go with what we know.
There is a real danger in staying in your comfort zone because you do not expose yourself to challenges, innovation, creativity. Conversely you strive to maintain the status quo as if you are the guardian of protecting what is….this makes you very difficult to be around because when people bring you new ideas, or information they encounter your cognitive dissonance…….. a reaction that automatically discounts information that is not aligned with your beliefs, knowledge, or opinions.
So today be more aware of yourself, be open to new information and knowledge then you will be doing your best to keep getting better. Abraham Maslow said “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”