Wonderful Nuggets of Sheer Panic

Welcome back.

We were talking and looking at our comfort zones. We feel safe within our comfort zones. We know that the norms for our comfort zone what we can expect and what will probably not happen. This gives us a feeling of safety. We have our communications and collaborations with people we know and who we can count on for the normal type of response.

We like the things that we know about. And we worry or fear about those things that we do not know about, or we are not comfortable with. For the most part, we are rational, sane human beings. We know that 65% of everything we worry about never comes to pass. And yet, these unfounded and unsure fears leave us afraid to try.

We are afraid that we may lose income. We are also afraid of what we may say or do to make ourselves look silly and foolish. There is always fear that we may be attacked or threatened or something bad would happen to us.

This is part of the training we received his young children. Training to help protect us. Training to keep us safe. Please don’t blame your parents, they did not invent this. They were trained in the same fears, and concerns from their parents, who trained the same way. And so on, back to the days when people lived in caves. Back then, I imagine that parents were talking to their kids about being careful outside the cave opening or the T Rex would swallow them whole.

Are there real fears? Sure. And yet, real fears don’t hold a candle to those wonderful nuggets of sheer panic that we can create in her own mind.

It’s always good to sit down and look at everything before you change from one comfort zone to another. One of the great things about learning all you can is that it helps to dispel many of the fears and thoughts that we all can imagine.

Thanks for reading, please leave a comment and hopefully we will meet again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

Mike Balof, MEd, develops intensive, interactive courses which have helped contract manufacturing and nonprofit institutions. He taught youth and adults seeking employment to better represent themselves, leading many of them to successful careers. Mike taught in corporate training, teaching adults and high school students to build computers, work as a team, and to identify and fix problems using a myriad of tools from Total Quality Management(TQM), to 8-D, to Six Sigma. Mike now turns his talents to helping fellow veterans reach their objectives and desires through continuous performance improvement. As we start to live in a post knowledge world, where a doubling of common knowledge shrinks from months to days, our essential skills will include how we interact with those around us. Mike believes there is hope for growth and opportunity for everyone. Everyone has the opportunity to retool and find the career they want. Mike strives to present students of all ages, abilities, and means with a full plate of options for learning.

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