Living out dreams vs comfort zone

The other day I got a bit nostalgic by watching an episode of “The Golden Girls” and the episode was about the girls and their milestone birthdays. Sophia Petrillo played by Estelle Getty made a flashback to her 50th birthday and she remembered that day as horrible, because she found out that there was a mistake in her birth certificate so instead of turning 48 she was turning 50. She was depressed because she thought that she had 2 years left of dreaming of becoming a ballerina before her 50th birthday. This scene inspired me to write this post.

I know many people including myself who often say : “When I turn 20, 25, 30, etc I would like to be doing this and that …” But the fact is many of us do not live out the dreams and instead we stay in the dreams, mentally. I think a good explanation on an obstacle for living out our dreams, is our comfort zone. The comfort zone gives you safety and you know what you have but you don’t know what you will get, is a terrifying factor. But if you choose to stay in your comfort zone, you will missed out on important experiences and chances to actually achieving your dreams in life.

So therefore please remember (also a note to myself) :

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up” Paul Valery

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