"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein
"When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell
The Comfort Zone
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much. I said I didn't care for things like commission cheques and such. I claimed to be so busy with 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; I 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're 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. Reach for your future with a smile; Success is there for you!