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Courage over Comfort


"We can use courage or we can use comfort. We can't have both." - Brene Brown

Some of us tend to find peace in being comfortable. Finding it unnecessary to experience new adventures. We use things like our careers, our families, and our age as an excuse to give up on our hopes and dreams. 

We're okay with the security of the career that no longer brings us joy, rather than going after something we are just meant to do. We're comfortable with the friendships that stagnate us rather than meeting new like-minded folks that can inspire us to grow. We're okay with keeping the same bad habits that prevent us from being healthy. We're comfortable sitting on the sidelines watching others find the courage to go after their own personal joy wishing that we can do it for ourselves. 

Well, I've got a secret that I'd like to share with you - You can do it for yourself. You don't have to sit on the sidelines and wish. You can get up and make one decision today. The decision to have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and give it a try.

    

The reasons that I shared are not hypothetical, trust me, they are real. It's taken a great effort for me to find the courage to move out of my comfort zone. To push past all of the things that I allowed myself to believe. I relied on my comfort zone so much that I stayed in a job that had a negative impact on my physical and mental health. I stayed in friendships because of the time and figured I was too old to make new friends. No New Friends was literally my theme song. I gained 15 lbs. and pushed off working out and creating healthier habits because it was just the middle-age spread. I have started and stopped working on this blog because, hey who has time for that? At the end of the day, I can't find joy in my comfort anymore, the joy comes from watching myself have the courage to push through and do the hard things.  

Are there any areas of your life that you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone? Leave a comment, I'd love to cheer you on Friend! 





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