Friday, December 07, 2007

Uncertainities and Mistakes

I learnt a few valuable lessons recently. That pride comes before a downfall and we should not be too comfortable wherever we are.

I did a very big blunder yesterday and a very careless mistake which could cost dearly, not only to me, but to others around me. Seriously, the whole issue has been weighing down on me these pass few days, and the recent incident added more burden than it already is.

And why shouldn't we be too comfortable in our own zone/situation? From my experience, this could go away as simple as it comes. And that's when we lose control and panic. In a way, i'm going through this situation.

Talking about comfort zone, this forward came into my inbox not too long ago. Entitled Comfort Zone, it caught my attention, and i would like to share it with you readers;

About 10 years ago, I started a job as a trainer for a
Telemarketing agency. In one of my first classes the head
trainer told a very motivating story that I would like to
share with you.

He began by drawing a diagram of a stick man standing in the
middle of a circle. To make it more interesting, he drew things
like a house, a car, and a few friends inside the circle.

He asked the question "Can anyone tell me what this is?" In a
long silence, one guy decided to throw out "the world?" The
trainer said "That's close, this is your Comfort Zone. Inside
your circle you have all the things that are important to you.
Your home, your family, your friends, and your job. People feel
that inside this circle they are safe from any danger or conflict.

"Can anyone tell me what happens when you step out of this circle?"
A strong silence came over the room. The same eager guy abruptly
announced "You are afraid". Another guy said "You make mistakes".
The silence continued and the trainer smiled and said "When you
make mistakes what can the result be?" The first guy shouts "You
learn something."

"Exactly, you are learning." The trainer turned to the board and
drew an arrow pointing from the stick man directly to the outside
of the circle. He proceeded to say "When you leave your Comfort
Zone you put yourself out there, in front of the world to be in
a situations that you are not comfortable with. The end result is
that you have learned something that you did not already know,
you expand your knowledge to become a better person." He turned
again to the board and drew a bigger circle around the original
circle, and added a few new things like more friends, a bigger
house etc.

"The moral of the story is that if you stay inside your Comfort
Zone you will never be able to expand your horizons and learn.
When you step out of your Comfort Zone you will eventually make
your circle bigger, to challenge your mind and grow to be stronger,
and all in all a better person."

However it is, our future is uncertain. Whatever goof-up i did, a price has to be paid, even if it's a heavy one. But i suppose i'm responsible for it. Thus, it make sense if i paid it.

And this is from a person who does not have anything to look forward to everytime the sun rises.

Love & Peace!~


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