So you rush out the door and jump in the car and you realize you forgot to fuel up the last time you drove. Perhaps you were so pre-occupied that the low fuel indicator light popping on didn’t even catch your attention (assuming you have such a light). I do- and it always freaks me out. I’ve experienced running out of gas and I didn’t like it. Not only is it a hassle, but it makes you think, “why didn’t I just stop and go fill up?”
Some people are okay driving on empty….pushing it. I know how far I can go when the gas gets to a certain point so I stay within my comfort zone and try not to go past that. One of my daughters believes that at ¼ tank, she is about to run out of gas any second. She doesn’t even know if her light works; she’s not comfortable going there to find out. Another daughter will push it- as the 1990’s hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa would say, “Push it real good!” What is it that makes one so comfortable “pushing it” it with some things (like gas), but being so conservative in others (such as undertaking something new)?
Herbert Simon said, “One finds limits by pushing them.” If this is so, how do we truly know our limits if we dare not to go there and pursue them? I’m certainly not advocating driving your car with your low fuel light on; I’m talking about pushing into an area that makes you uncomfortable. Pushing into an area that you have not gone but proclaim you cannot do. Napoleon Hill stated, “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” As the wonderful motivational speaker and radio personality, Les Brown, often says, “You have greatness within.”
Don’t buy into the limitations that others have told you what you can and cannot achieve. Desire is a super-sonic fuel that can help you push past unwarranted beliefs that you don’t have the fuel to do what you desire. Life begins where your comfort zone ends. Greatness awaits. Make It! Happen!
Do you have the guts to "Push It"? What is it that you would like to do, but are uncomfortable with?
Jolene holds Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and is a certified master success coach. Jolene's writing is continually inspired by the challenges that her clients are facing. She finds constant inspiration in the world around her and is profoundly honored to be living her purpose helping others turn impossible into possible.