“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd
In these strange Covid-19 times, it takes more personal motivation for some of us to get out of our comfort zones. I know I’m one.
This is the time to travel outside of our comfort zones. It can be as easy as a Zoom meeting over coffee or a phone chat that isn’t business or a walk around the neighborhood.
It could be reading about ideas that aren’t necessarily jiving with our own or activities that we don’t often do. Or perhaps something along the lines of Archie and Mehitabel by Don Marquis.
It could be tackling that book on the shelf about history or science that as been staring at us for a while. Consider: Iraq by George Roux or Neurocomic by Hana Ros.
Being safe doesn’t mean staying in a cocoon. Though if you’re like me, it’s great to have an excuse for indulging in a cocoon phase. As I read that this pandemic existence may last many more months, I’m more determined than ever that it is time to push past the door and step outside.
You never know what you’ll find or how you may grow until you do. Just on a walk in my backyard the other day, I ran into this creature. I swear it looked right at me.
“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.” ― Benedict Cumberbatch
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow
Buy it. Read it. (Or listen to it.) Let me know what you think. –TMLL