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Courage over comfort #FridayReflections

People have told me a number of times how brave I am. How courageous. They tell me that when they find out I moved to a whole new country where I knew no one at the age of 21. They’ve told me that when I ended a relationship in my twenties and started dating again. They’ve told me that when I moved away from Sydney once again to a place I didn’t know anyone. They’ve told me that when I ended a relationship in my thirties – an age when everyone is either married or having babies.

Initially, I never thought of any of this stuff as being brave.

But over time, I’ve realised, it has all taken a lot of courage. And none of it has been comfortable to begin with.

They have all been tough decisions. With some, such as moving to Australia, I was excited but also extremely nervous. With others, especially ending relationships, I was terrified. Diving into new experiences and making new friends was just as terrifying but a lot of the experiences have either been worth it or taught me valuable lessons. The queasy stomach, the increased heart beat, the tight chest have all been uncomfortable to endure while meeting new people, going out on dates, starting new jobs or moving to new places but it has been worth it.

Being uncomfortable is a part of life. And if you’re not uncomfortable sometimes, you are not growing.

If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away.

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The prompt for this week is “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort [but] you cannot have both” – Brene Brown

Our prompt for next week, 27th October 2017 is: Put your iPod on shuffle/turn on the radio to your favourite station – write a post using the song as your prompt. This is also the prompt for the Write Tribe Problogger Challenge

***Linking this post with the Write Tribe Problogger Challenge***

Until next time,

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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    20 October 2017 at 11:32 pm

    You are brave to constantly step out of your comfort, Sanch. You better believe that about yourself!

  • Vinay Leo R.
    21 October 2017 at 12:02 am

    Yeah. To step out of comfort zone is indeed courageous. And I know for that reason that you are courageous. 🙂

    I’ve done it very few times actually, but slowly making it more. 🙂 Better late than never, I suppose.
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  • Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan
    21 October 2017 at 12:24 am

    It is definitely hard making such decisions when you see all around you enjoying the comfort of security – be it in relationships or the presence of family around and a land we know. yes, what you have done till now defeinitely takes a lot of courage

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  • Rohan Kachalia
    21 October 2017 at 6:16 pm

    The last line is the takeaway for me from this post. Sometimes, being out of comfort zone is highly necessary for the well being.
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  • Suzy
    21 October 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Not an easy thing to do to step out of one’s comfort zone. Well done you.
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  • Surbhi Prapanna
    22 October 2017 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful quote, yes! I also Believe you cannot be both at the same time (courageous and comfortable) and you had done it so many times in your life. really inspiring!

  • Deepa
    22 October 2017 at 4:04 am

    Completely agree..if you are not uncomfortable, you are not brave and you are not taking any risks in life. Kudos to you. 🙂
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  • Prasanna Raghavan
    22 October 2017 at 4:51 am

    Yeah, courage is an end product of comfort. In that way, one is the flip side of the other. Or you can have both. Well written Sanch. 🙂

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    22 October 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Its brave to go out of your comfort zone- trust me been there dozens of times. Yeah I am also surprised when peeps say oh you are brave to live aloone or whatver; but you know what this is what I needed to do- so just did!!
    I am happy and proud to know another courageous soul and hope you keep this mettle through out your life!!! Cheers Sanch!!

  • Tina
    25 October 2017 at 2:54 pm

    You are a star for constantly coming out of comfort zone. The biggest courageous thing I have done is to quit my job and work on my own!
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  • Geeta Nair
    25 October 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Moving out of one’s comfort zone is indeed daunting and like you said accompanied by a queasy stomach, increased heart beat, etc. But ones you’ve taken the step you find it was not that difficult after all. Loved the way you have shared your experiences.
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  • Anami
    28 October 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Courage is must. It all is the matter of choice.
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