When is enough enough? How hard do we have to push through the uncomfortable to possibly reach our dreams? Should we bother to reach for the stars to achieve the unreachable?

The definition of achievement is doing something that is accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage. How much effort are you willing to invest in yourself to accomplish your dreams? These are all questions you must ask yourself to determine if you are blocking your own door to happiness and success. Are you truly happy with where your life is or are you accepting the path of least resistance? Perhaps remaining in the comfort zone that you created is easier than the unknown.

Getting out of your daily routine of everyday life can be a challenge when you are unsure of what is on the other side of the door. Don’t be afraid to take those first steps. You might discover a new – and better you.

Your comfort zone consists of behavior that is a pattern or routine which many of us choose to keep so that stress and risk levels are minimum. It is important to push boundaries in all aspects of your life; your job, relationship, family, friends. Push your limits by taking baby steps. You will start to realize that your fears and worries were more about complacency and the fear of the unknown. You may surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

We all have the capability of achievement and success in anything we choose to put our minds to if we don’t question or worry about failure. Everyone’s comfort zones and reasons to stay there are different. Determine what is holding you back and take those first steps by putting one foot forward at a time.

The best athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, etc. constantly practice, fail, learn what they did wrong, practice again until they are successful.

Achieving your goals requires commitment, consistency and stamina. Do you have what it takes?