23-059 Growth Zone #3

Today’s Mandala Message: Be clear on what we want, otherwise we’re just spinning our wheels.

I’m continuing with Principles #9 and #10 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Success Leaves Clues” and “Release the Brakes” respectively. Today I set my intention to focus on #10 and look at the idea of staying in my comfort zone. About that Canfield point-blank states “Think of your comfort zone as a prison you live in—a largely self-created prison. It consists of the collection of can’ts, musts, must nots, and other unfounded beliefs formed from all the negative thoughts and decisions you have accumulated and reinforced during your lifetime.

I think I’m playing it safe, but in reality it’s not safe because of the emotional and psychological pain of not going after what I truly want. Looking at the way this version of “Growth Zone” was inked, the outer circles look like wheels, spinning wheels that don’t go anywhere. Sometimes I fool myself into thinking I’m busy doing stuff but I’m actually spinning my wheels. The challenge for me is to override and overwrite the “can’ts”, “musts”, and “must nots” (essentially my fears) with “yes”, “I can do this”, and “I’ve got this” type of affirmations.

Let’s face it, the growth zone is scary, uncharted territory…and yet I’ve been there before with other things, so surely, I can do it again.

So how about you? Would you rather stay in your comfort zone? What “can’ts”, “musts”, and “must nots” stand in your way? Are you willing to go beyond your comfort zone?

“Life begins
at the end of
your comfort zone.

— Neale Donald Walsch


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An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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