“If you do not work for your dreams, someone will hire you to fight for theirs” (Steve Jobs)
The current circumstances, after the deep economic crisis that we are still going through in Spain, have had two fundamental consequences; In the first place, it has made us put our feet on the ground and become aware of the reality in which we live, that nothing is forever, and that, just as you can climb, you can go down.
On the other hand, once the worst has happened and somehow, we return to enjoy some stability, taking risks gives us a certain panic, and scares us out of the so-called “comfort zone”.
We all want to improve our circumstances, whatever they may be, but after the storm we are reluctant to assume that a change for the better can lead to a result we do not expect. It can be due to two very different profiles: the first one is a conformist profile, without ambition, and that resigns to maintain a “security” status without further aspiration in life, and I enclose the word security, because I think it has been clear in the last years that absolutely NOTHING is secure enough, and that the biggest and strongest towers can fall in the blink of an eye, dragging in their fall everything they have around.
The second profile is one that, although it has a clear entrepreneurial intention and improvement, after bad experiences is reluctant to take risks again because of the dizziness that is experienced before the possibility of bad results.
Making decisions and leaving the comfort zone
If your profile is the first, honestly, I have nothing to say; enjoy with your attitude, and if you are really going to find satisfactory to keep in that false security previously commented, go ahead. However, if you see yourself reflected in the second profile, it is time to roll up your sleeves and, taking the necessary foresights, start walking to get your dreams.
The well-known zone of comfort, we can qualify it as zone of “loss of opportunities”. Fear makes us remain immobile and accommodate the “security” of the present, but it takes us away from a better future and that is something that we must value.
Obviously, the zero risk does not exist, but we can take advantage of our own and others’ experience to minimize the probability of committing insurmountable errors. There is no one in the history of humanity who has achieved important things without taking risks, and it is to that profile of people to whom we owe everything we enjoy today. We can make our small contribution to improve our present and the future of those who come after us.
It’s time to get out of our comfort zone.
It’s time to leave our comfort zone and consider the quote of Steve Jobs with which I have started this article, or someone will use us to get out of his own one.