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To Grow, Sometimes you have to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.

I love feeling comfortable.
I love sleeping in, not going out for work, watching Netflix all day long, reading a nice little novel, going to bed early, etc.
I love feeling comfortable all day long.
Being comfortable gives me a sense of certainty, It gives me the feeling that everything will be okay and I feel like I don’t have to do anything at all to feel this way.
I want this feeling ALL-THE-TIME.
But, sometimes? this feeling isn’t good for you, not all the time.
It doesn’t help you expand as a person, your brain doesn’t grow, not that there’s anything wrong with the person that you are now, but you don’t become better, or  knowledgeable. You basically stay the same, in your own little bubble.
I don’t find it interesting when someone has stayed in their own little bubble their whole life, I strongly dislike when someone enjoys binge watching and sleeping in until noon, and has no motivation for life.
Although, don’t get me wrong, I like to stay in my own positivity bubble, but there is a difference between staying positive and not growing at all.
I believe we have a duty to ourselves to learn in the fields we are interested in, study anything we like, and to choose to become our own person, but things like that don’t happen if you don’t come out of your comfort zone.
It can be a little scary, coming out of your comfort zone, but that fear is a defense mechanism that happens to us automatically, because our brain is designed (automatically) to protect us, no matter the situation.
The minute you start feeling uncomfortable, your brain will stop you from crossing the “uncomfortable” boundary because it feels unprotected.
this happens  all the time, when you agree with your group of friends because you’re afraid of their disapproval, when you make a big decision sometimes you hesitate and big doubts creep in, when you choose a career out of the norm, when you try to satisfy your parents.
but, I believe being comfortable is what keeps you trapped, and what makes you feel like you’re not going anywhere. Sometimes being comfortable is what feeds to your doubts and what causes your fears to become reality. 
Since I was sixteen, I have been wanting to become an actress, I never had the courage to actually become on and pursue it professionally, like actually going to school. I was miserable every single day, because I wanted to become an actress, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. I just wanted it but I never did it, I was afraid to do it, to go to school, to actually make the jump.
I slept in, I stayed in bed for the entire day, I wasn’t doing anything with my life either, I felt horribly and I was depressed because I was afraid of not succeeding in my acting career (which by the way, wasn’t even beginning at the time).
My fear was already becoming a reality, I wasn’t taking the chance of being uncomfortable to become an actress, I was letting my laziness get me to my failure.
After the realization, I took a risk, made the jump into a conservatory, and am now working towards making my dreams a reality.
sometimes being comfortable isn’t a good thing.
xoxo,
S.
via Daily Prompt: Cozy
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