Push Past Your Comfort Zone
Pushing past your comfort zone is hard work, but it's the only way to awaken your true potential.
"Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned. Just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die, you gotta get up and try, try, try" — Pink
On a plane again (I know, shocker, right?), and I’m working on writing my latest blog. As I sit here, I’m thinking about what I should throw out there. What should I write about that will invoke thought, emotion and also show people that I'm real, and that I deal with real emotion, feelings and situations everyday. This past weekend, I played Pink's new song "Try" on repeat because I can’t help but love the words and the passion that comes through that song. I don't know about you, but I find that music playa a pivotal part in how I'm feeling, and it even helps to put things into perspective for me at times. It can motivate me, make me happy, sad or bring old memories to the surface again.
Looking at my past and knowing what I know now, would I go down the same path? My answer is absolutely yes! Relating it back to the song: knowing that there was a “flame“ and I did get “burned,” I now realize that at least I put myself out there and experienced feelings that at the time were the best thing ever. I didn't die when relationships ended, or fall apart when something didn't workout my way. I got up, moved on, and tried again. Because that's what life is all about!
People come and go, situations change, but I truly believe that God would not put anything in front of us that we couldn't handle. Life doesn't provide guarantees; it provides possibilities and opportunities for those who dare to try.
This past weekend I was invited to be guest speaker at a seminar, speaking to men and women about competing and the struggles that go along with it, how to brand yourself etc. It was an awesome event to be apart of, and I’m so honored and grateful that people want to listen to what I have to say. I could feel the energy from those I spoke with, and I have to admit that when I can inspire others it inspires me.
One of the key points I focused on in the seminar was finding balance and enjoying the process. The outcome may not always be what you want, but you must enjoy the process and try anyway. Talking out loud to others and sharing my own experiences always seems to get me thinking about my life and all of the things I experienced, enjoyed, cried over and laughed about. I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I've done and love myself for who I've become.
After speaking with some close friends this weekend, I realized that I don't want to be confined by the walls I build myself. I want to experience love, new adventures, and not be afraid to be vulnerable. I want to try without fear of failing in anything I do, whether it is personal or career. Sometimes those flames, big or small, are the sparks we need to live past our comfort zone.
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