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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sabotaging Purpose with Comfort Zones

We all have within us a self-regulating, self-balancing scale that keeps our emotions perfectly balanced as far as the amount of emotion we allow ourselves to feel. Each of us has a limit to the extreme of which we will allow ourselves to feel ups and downs emotionally. The up is always exactly the same amount of emotion as the down. If we could weigh the emotions we feel, then we could say that we allow ourselves to feel only ten pounds of fear. This also means that we will allow ourselves to feel only ten pounds of love. No more. No less.



When we are taken out of our comfort zone on the feel-good side of the balance scales, our subconscious mind knows that this means that we will also be taken out of our comfort zone on the feel-bad side. This is the self-balancing scale at work. We don't want to feel bad emotions that are more intense that we have become accustomed to, so we self-medicate and self-regulate ourselves back into the safety of our emotional comfort zone.

This is where we see our weight loss plans fail, our exercise programs fall apart, our new found strengths scare us into retreating back to our emotional comfort zone. Sabotage of a new exercise program is a form of self-medication. It allows us to move back into our old familiar emotional comfort zone. We don't want to feel too good because if we feel too good then we know that feeling too bad is lurking around the corner.

Don't sabotage your purpose staying in a comfort zone... BREAK THE BARRIER, and LEAP IN TO YOUR DESTINY!

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