“Stagnation is self-abdication.”
We all have a comfort zone where everything feels safe and familiar. We tend to not want to venture beyond it, however if we allow ourselves to stay there we will not be challenged, experience personal growth, or learn new and exciting things. In other words, we stagnate.
No one has an entirely safe life with no upheavals or shocks. Uncertainty is a fact of life, the only thing you can rely on. Life is not about wrapping oneself in cotton wool and getting by as quietly as possible. That is not living, its tip toeing around life!
I believe that as humans we are instinctively looking for ways of refining ourselves and of fine-tuning and upgrading ourselves. We have powerful drive to improve on the original prototype of who we are. It is only through stretching and testing ourselves that we have the scope to do this.
Life is precious and doesn’t go on for ever, so make everyday count. We have dreams, desires and grand ambitions; a restricted, suppressed life is not an aim.
Improving yourself often requires going beyond what you have previously done, setting new limits, and discovering new things within yourself. Stretch yourself expand your comfort zone. Each step advances you and keeps you on a path of self-improvement rather than stagnation.
“The point is to keep trying new things, meeting new people, visiting new places. Once you settle into a rut, no matter how fun that rut may seem, you stagnate. You might as well be dead.”