Sunday, 5 March 2017

Come Out of Your Comfort Zone


Come Out of Your Comfort Zone

Difficulties defeat the weak. The brave emerge stronger in odd circumstances. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said: “Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you. They come to help you to realize your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know you too are difficult.” Paper boats drown; wooden boats sail. Adversity awakens you. It makes you realize your dormant strength. If difficulty is a mountain, you have to be Dasrath Manjhi. If it is a dancing floor, you have to be Sudha  Chandran. Books are replete with thousands of examples of people who have excelled in life despite great difficulties, disabilities and deformities. Like Shakespear’s Caesar, you have to proclaim: “Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions littered in one day and I the elder and more terrible.”

So, do not fear dangers and difficulties. They are like sand paper. They scratch you and hurt you. But, in the end, you get polished. Come out of your comfort zone, dare and defeat difficulties. The harder is the conflict, the more glorious is the triumph. There is an old saying that a pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity but an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. Easy times do not make you better. Hard times test your mettle. Pressure enhances your performance. “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that has transformed itself under pressure.” What a brilliant idea for achievers, winners and victors!