Everyone has a comfort zone, or, some may refer to it as a “confidence zone”. The comfort zone is the place we feel the most confident in, and the place where all is well. It’s the “middle of the road” place. It’s been said that most people have two types of fears: fear of rejection and fear of failure. The distance between them will determine the width and size of your comfort zone. The closer your fears are, the smaller the zone; the wider the distance between your fears, the larger your comfort zone. In order to widen the gap, we must be willing to grow and change.
Pat Robertson said there are generally three reasons why people begin to change: need, frustration or depression. We have to step out in faith so that our confidence zone does not restrict our potential. Many of us have incredible potential that will never be realized because of our fears of rejection and failure. Everyone fails, but the lesson is that it’s not fatal and that everyone faces rejection at some point. Learn to accept that not everyone is going to like or accept you. We should develop a sense of who we are and grow from our mistakes. We should learn to deal gracefully with setbacks. The larger and wider you comfort zone is, more opportunities will come your way. It’s not a matter of “What if I can’t,” it’s a matter of “What if I CAN…”