When I look at this picture it takes me strait back to that moment. The emotion, the hardship and the adventure. I was uncomfortable, really really uncomfortable. If there had been an easy option for getting out at that moment, I may well have taken it.
I was working far beyond the barriers of my comfort zone. That’s what I love about expeditions. They allow you to throw yourself so deep into a challenge, that you are forced to dig deep, prove to yourself you can do it. Open up an opportunity to come back stronger, tougher, and a more experienced individual. They redefine who you are, and what you are capable of. You become a master of adapting, learn to become more resilient, and allow you to appreciate who you really are. Striped of all meaningless things modern life loads onto you. No apps, No gadgets, No google search, No money, No Facebook likes. Just you, your adventure friends, and the moments you share.
One of the best aspects of your comfort zone is that they are custom made, built specifically around you! The only person who can create them, push them, and redefine them, is you. Life inside your comfort zone is comfortable, everything within it you’ll have experienced before, and can carry out with ease. That’s why it feels so comfortable.
Outside your comfort zone you may feel nerves, fear, stress. You have to think on your feet, adapt to what is thrown at you. It may feel both physically or mentally tough, you will at some point consider if it is possible? Ask yourself how an earth can you do this, or why? It’s going to feel uncomfortable, but that's where the magic happens.
The magic which makes you feel like a super hero, like you can conquer anything. A fresh dose of self belief, a new coat of confidence, and the chance to build another dimension of what you are capable of.
I look back at this picture and know that I did it. I stepped outside my comfort zone, it was hard, it was scary and it was without doubt uncomfortable, but it was the greatest adventure I have ever had. It redefined my limits, and made me question if I was in-fact reaching my full potential?
I realised I was capable of more.....
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