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Mindy Koch
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Great advice. The comfort zone is almost always the "get left behind" zone eventually.
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Agreed Mindy! Thank you.
C. Cheek
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What did you do to make the change? Was the change initiated by you or did unforeseen circumstances prompt the change?
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The change was initiated by me. We all know when we’re not happy, when we desire more and when something isn’t “right.” Whether or not we act on it is a different story. I was tired of living by default so I chose to live by design. I knew what I didn’t want and that was enough to motivate me to move, to change, to meet different people, to seek additional information and to believe what the Bible clearly tells me - to have life more abundantly. I look forward to abundance in every area of my life; therefore I must pursue it and be willing to work towards it,
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In today's markets and environment, is it comfortable or fear? For me I'm unhappy where I'm at but with the uncertainty out there I know I'm in a good place for stability sake so I stay. For now. I do believe though this is something ingrained in women, be loyal, think of others first.
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I’ve seen both Doris; fear and comfort. The question is what’s driving the result, whether that’s fear or comfort? I must admit I’m definitely someone who is committed and giving so I’ve had to work and balancing my needs with caring for others as well as the work. I’m hoping you’ll eventually find something that makes you happy though.
User edited comment on 08/22/20 at 2:48PM UTC
Queen N. Smalls
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Hunger quenches thirst and leads to advancement
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YES Queen!
AngelaU
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Your response sums it up perfectly!
Jeanne Baade
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Exactly. I (along with many women in my age bracket) did this. I think we all thought just getting really good at your job would be recognized and lead to career growth. Most of us have found out that it leads to being stuck, as WE need to ensure our own growth and development. I wonder why/how that happened. Is it what we learned from our mothers?
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Many of us learned it from others and society has a way of not only shaming women but also silencing us. We had to fight for rights that should have been given to us historically and we’re still fighting today! However, we have to be ok with unlearning some things that may have been taught to us. What works for others and what worked at one point in time may not be what’s best for the individual.
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So true. It's easy to get comfortable with your position, it's easy, you get along with most and no one bothers you. We must continue to push ourselves to grow and learn to take some risk. Trust yourselves and be open to change.
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I was the Queen of Comfort Zone so I totally understand and definitely agree with you.