A Ship in a Harbor is Safe…

But that’s not what ships are built for.

Is there anything in your life that is staying in the harbor that you are not taking out to sea??

In coaching, I have found that people do not have a fear of failure, they have a fear of success…. They stay within their comfort zone or “stay in the harbor”, if you will, and play it safe even when opportunity is right around the corner.

By moving out of one’s comfort zone, there may be anxiety to overcome, yet in doing so, we can continue moving forward or growing, because in reality, we are either expanding or contracting.

What is it in your life that is being held back and not expanding or moving forward…your relationships, your employment, your eating or fitness???

Only you can decide, and then set up a plan to take it to the next level.

Yours in taking it to the next level – Coach

3 Responses to “A Ship in a Harbor is Safe…”

  1. Karen Beightol

    Being a risk taker myself, I’ve often admired those that remain safe in their harbor, and honestly feel there is nothing wrong with that… if that is how you are made.

  2. mdisbrow

    I agrre with this, everyone has something in life that not holds them back per say but stops them from reaching their full potential. For me it was public speaking, I went as far as taking classes that would push me past that comfort zone. Here in KY warehouse we have the meet & greet for all of the people that visit from LV and the orientation groups. I was asked to come in a meet the groups and tell a little about what I do here in KY. This was a true test for myself to get out there and just go for it. Now I am finding all of the benefits of doing this in the fact that I get the chance to meet more people throughout the company and the new team members coming in. I also help the HR team to do speed interviews for potential team members. The speed interviews are a great way to improve myself and see the improvments I have made over the years, and have fun while doing it.

  3. hannahbee

    Hi Dr V
    I thought you might like this quote from Marianne Williamson if you haven’t heard it before. It seems to relate to your post today:

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you /not/ to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


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