Sunday, 17 February 2019
Comfort zone vs true potential- a choice
In Jan 2019, I attended a very interesting session by Success Gyan – National Achievers Conference. It had some very accomplished speakers including Jack Canfield, my current favourite author. Another speaker Rajeev Talreja shared a story that you will find useful:
“There was a hunter who spotted a wolf in the wild. As he was about to shoot it, he noticed the wolf’s green eyes and fell in love with them. He decided to bring the wolf home.
He used a tranquilizer on the wolf and got it to his farm. Before the wolf could regain consciousness, he kept it in an area enclosed by an electrified fence.
When the wolf woke up, it was surprised. It rushed towards the front and got a shock as it touched the fence. It ran back, left and right fence and got the shock each time it touched the fence.
Now the routine was it will remain 1 foot away from the fence and walk in circles all day.
One day it rained heavily. The rain caused a short circuit in the fence. Many months later the wolf saw a snake approaching from outside the fence. Wolf was confident that it is safe from the snake, its natural enemy, inside the fence. To its surprise snake slithered over the fence, came inside and moved towards the wolf.
Wolf started backing off till it reached the back fence. As the snake was about to bite it, the wolf scampered over the electric fence and ran back to the wild.”
Most of us are like that wolf. We love our comfort zone and the boundaries set by others and circumstances. We accept those boundaries and do not venture beyond.
What is your electric fence? Do you belong inside the fence or in the wild of your true potential?
Remember: the wild is waiting for you. Time has come.
Here’s to your true wild potential!!