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The Affair with Mr. Comfort Zone


The Affair with Mr. Comfort Zone

The Affair

It's that long-standing relationship that's going nowhere soon, yet you tell yourself that it is and you're so smitten and in love. So smitten by the easy flow of how things work, that your love for Mr. Comfort Zone becomes undeniable. You sink deeper into the abyss of the known until you can no longer face that which isn't.


The years drift by, your feelings continually rise like that morning whiff of perked coffee. You glide easily, relentless even, through your days and tell yourself how much Mr. Comfort Zone completes you.


Sweet melodies play havoc on your heartstrings like percussion...rhythmic beats…vibrations.


Ouch...


A string breaks, the drumbeats fade, the keystrokes disappear like fleeting birds, and the melody stops. Silence. More silence. You look outside. The clouds are changing. The sky seems bluer than normal. Soft wisps of cotton candy clouds meander lazily across the skies – almost whimsical. The air is crisp and invigorating, carrying with it the promise of endless possibilities. A gentle breeze, like a lover's tender touch, rustles the leaves and sets the world in motion. You hear a tune from afar.

 

A new song emerges…

 

Mr. Comfort Zone

He’s not happy with the melodies you now hum, nor your new gait - Graceful and Confident, because your gait now tells a story of newfound love for life, dancing with the rhythm of change. Each step carries an air of liberation as if you’re waltzing through the chapters of a transformation. Mr. C looks unhappy; he chastises you for eluding the warmth of his comfort. The warmth that you know is gone. He complains bitterly. You give him the side-eye, with a wink and a smile.


It's time…

 

But, what if I fall? Oh but darling, what if you fly!

The New You

For the first time in ages, you feel so alive. So vibrant, your skin’s glowing again, there's a new pep in your step, and your smile is like the sun rising off the Caribbean Sea. You smile. You've found yourself a new love...Mr. Comfort Zone is no more. He didn’t even see it coming because he too was caught up in his own comfort zone affair.


Your footsteps are no longer a hurried march but a deliberate and joyful stroll. Your shoulders, once burdened, now carry a lightness that comes from shedding the weight of the past and embracing the freshness of the present. There's a sense of openness and acceptance. YOU ARE READY to embrace the world and all its possibilities.


Hello world…

 


5 Lessons Learned When In The Comfort Zone for Too Long

1. Limited Growth: Staying in your comfort zone hinders personal and professional growth. Stepping outside of it allows you to face challenges, learn new skills, and discover your true potential.


2. Missed Opportunities: Comfort zones often lead to missed opportunities as you may avoid taking risks or trying new things. Embracing uncertainty can open doors to exciting experiences and possibilities.


3. Stagnation: Remaining in your comfort zone can result in a sense of stagnation. Life becomes routine, and there's a lack of excitement or fulfillment that comes from pushing boundaries and pursuing new endeavors.


4. Fear of Failure: Comfort zones are often fueled by a fear of failure. However, failure is a natural part of growth. By avoiding challenges, you miss the chance to learn from setbacks and build resilience.


5. Regret: Over time, staying in your comfort zone may lead to feelings of regret. You might wonder what could have been if you had embraced change and taken on new challenges.


In Conclusion

Not all affairs last a lifetime, some do come to an end. Our love affair with Mr. Comfort Zone must end if we want to unleash our full potential! Yes, it feels safer in the comfort zone, but it’s the unexplored avenues that give birth to greater opportunities, releasing us from potential stagnation and future regrets.


Let’s write a new love affair story, one riddled with courage and self-discovery dripping in sweeter melodies.




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Cheers❤️

Deon Cecile

 

 

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