I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork where really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone good-bye and closed and locked the door.
If you’re in comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
Success is there for you!
I was lucky to have truly amazing father, though it did take me over 30 years to realise that. I always felt that mum was like an open book full of nouns and adjectives and often without commas and full stops. Her thoughts and feelings were always crystal clear. Dad was a different story. Dad was a verb – a man of few words, only actions. He never verbally expressed his thoughts and feelings, but kept silently guiding me through life with his invisible hand. All his worries and doubts, concerns and upsets were hidden deep behind his kind smile and sad eyes. It took me a long time to realise the true depth of his love.
I would like to share this quote and song with all the dads around the world. You are very important for us, your children, even though sometimes it might take a long time for us to realise that.