It was raining last night but it had cleared but the time I took my dog for a walk this morning.
He’s pretty good when I walk him and I give him a long leash and let him explore, mark his territory and sniff all the things. I would tell you its because I’m a nice person, but really it’s because the first hill is really steep and I like all the short breaks.
So there’s puddles on the side of the road from last nights rain and my dog walks right through them to sniff stuff on the other side. It didn’t phase him, in fact I don’t think he even noticed. It was just a part of his natural habitat.
Me, there’s no way I’d walk through a puddle in my hundred dollar joggers. Ok, it was $100 five years ago but still, my joggers!
But if I took the plunge and walked through the puddle today, then tomorrow it would be a bit easier because my joggers are already dirty from yesterday. Also, slightly soggy.
And the next day it would be even easier until finally I don’t even think about it. I don’t even notice the puddle. Well, maybe that’s going a bit too far because I can be a bit of a princess. But you get the idea.
By extending my comfort zone I extend my natural habitat. What I’m comfortable doing and how often I do it.
By doing a little every day it gradually gets easier.
Sometimes you’ve just got to take the plunge and push through. It’s the only way to grow.
What’s in your puddle?
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