I have been having an internal battle with myself lately (well actually this battle is on-going), concerning stepping outside of my comfort zone to achieve what I want to achieve in my life.

Our comfort zone is a very seductive place. We know it well. We feel safe there, and it is very easy to get lulled into believing that this is the sensible place to be living our lives.

However, there is no creature alive that truly thrives living in a contained area; and that really is what our comfort zone is. It is a small, confined area that, although may provide us with an illusion of safety, actually denies us any opportunity to expand our skills, talents, knowledge, and sense of personal power.

This poem is contained in my book, and I wanted to share it with you here.

 Comfort Zone

I used to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail. The same four walls of busy work were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before.

But I 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 diamonds, furs and such.

I claimed to be so busy with the 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 and 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 are 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. Greet your future with a smile, Success is there for you!                                                                                                                

                                                                                               Author Unknown

You must know the real truth about you, that you are uniquely gifted, exquisite as you are and designed to achieve whatever you want out of life. There is great wealth buried within you, allow yourself to develop the art of being an enlightened woman and live and love life to the maximum.

Have you had this internal battle with yourself? Have you stepped out, or do you still struggle with it? Let’s talk about it!

Find Your Magic!


About the Author:

Elayne Marchbanks is an Empowerment Coach, Fashion/Image Specialist and Reinvention Strategist who resides happily in Chicago, Illinois. This ‘Enlightened Woman’ Website and her Book entitled. YOU ARE THE ONE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: Relationship Tools, Reinvention Strategies and Becoming Your Best You! is aimed at women who can Own their Personal Power, Develop a Dynamic and Genuine Personal Style, and Create the Lifestyle they Dream of. Check out this FREE Book Excerpt here.


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