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

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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