Monday, September 25, 2006

On comfort zones

It's very easy to stay well within our comfort zone, to play small. But the more we do that, the smaller that zone becomes.

Would you like to step out of yours? I'm going to step out of mine and ask you if you would like to explore what you really want in your life, set some BIG goals - and go for them! So if you would like some coaching to support and encourage you in moving forward, contact me now. Take action! Let's explore the possibilities and leave your comfort zone behind.

"Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone." - Robert Allen

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." ~ Abraham Maslow

Poem - My comfort zone

My Comfort Zone
Author Unknown

I use to have a Comfort Zone
Where I knew I couldn't fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone
And paced the same old floor

I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my Comfort Zone 'goodbye'
And closed and locked the door.

If you are in a Comfort Zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!

Monday Motivation - 25 Sept

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Are you playing small? What's one thing you can do today to let your light shine?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Success - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a
redeemed social condition;
to know even one life
has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson