THE STRETCH ZONE – Life’s Curved Ball

Of one thing we can be certain; life has a way of testing us in all sorts of different ways, in different contexts, with different people, often when we least expect it – taking us outside our COMFORT ZONE.

Life must have a sense of humour as just when we think we’ve got life sorted and we’ve got a bit too much swagger it seems to throw us a curved ball – not so funny when we’re on the receiving end.

Besides death (and taxes) the only certainty in life is uncertainty and the threshold of our STRETCH ZONE seems to be a not-too-distant reality just waiting to nudge us outside our COMFORT ZONE.

The nice thing about being on the receiving end of life’s curved ball is that it wakes us up, sometimes unceremoniously, but it wakes us up nonetheless. And when we wake up lethargy is displaced with vitality, complacency with purpose and stagnation with achievement – and we begin to discover our best!!

Question: In what way is life testing you and taking you outside your COMFORT ZONE at the moment?

Common Denominator in Every Moment

The saying goes, ‘Master one thing to master all things. And to try to master all things is to master nothing’ (unknown). The question is: ‘what is that one thing?’.

The one ‘thing’ worth mastering is oneself. As we are each the single common denominator in our every waking moment, self-mastery is the master key to mastering everything else.

As we charge about in our hurry-up world, we seldom pause to question the extent of the mastery we have of ourselves, taking it as fact, an entrenched conviction that is beyond question.

Self-mastery is to master all that makes up our humanity, our thoughts, feelings, ideas, intentions, perceptions, conceptions, attention, esteem and consciousness. While true self-mastery is an inspirational ideal, each little step within can make a tremendous difference without.

Question: To what extent are you aware of the extent of your self-mastery throughout today?