Step Outside

No one has ever flourished by sitting in Comfort Zone. If you want to grow and flourish, you need to be willing to step outside.

Take for example the story of the two seeds:

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil.

The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me ... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!"

And so she grew...

The second seed said, "Hmmmm. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts ... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe."

And so she waited...

A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.

the end. ;)

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

Stop waiting for something to happen. Be brave and have the courage come outside of your comfort zone in order to face the obstacles that confront you on your path. They will only help you grow stronger. So let this story inspire you to go out and do all those things you've always wanted to do cause life is too short to waste hiding behind your fears. Now is the time to stop wishing, worrying, doubting, and agonizing, and to start doing.