We don’t know what’s on the other side of our comfort zones. We’ve never been there.
Because we don’t know what’s on the other side, is precisely the reason we don’t cross the line between known and unknown.
But something compels us to find out.
We have some understanding we will, in some way, be better off if we go into this unknown, uncomfortable territory.
But something prevents us from going there.
It’s fear. Some part of us literally dies by venturing outside of our comfort zones. That part has a survival mechanism and will fight against your efforts to beat it.
In this case, you have to fight back and as the mother gives birth, push and push and push.
It’s a chipping away process. By constantly attacking your borders of safety to move into greater states of vulnerability and power, new neural pathways open up in the brain.
You’ll have breakthroughs here and there, as the chick pecks through the egg, enough to let you know your efforts are not in vain. You can the see light, you are getting a taste of freedom. The unknown is becoming known.
You have to stick with it. That’s the key.