Most Leopards hates water, their natural habitat and innate instincts are not meant for being in water. The water leopards are usually associated with the water they drink. A wild-cat’s displeasure extends to the physical sensation of being doused. Yet, when they are hungry, they will go against their very nature in order to feed. Their “survival instincts” kick in and make them go above and beyond. They transcend the boundaries meant for their species so they can achieve their aim.
Alex Jordan explains in his field guide how he witnessed a year-old leopard cub crossing the Sand River to reach its mother on the opposite bank. With snarls at the water’s edge and hesitation to reach the other side that would have offered parental comfort. Alex further reveals that a wild-cat’s displeasure extends to the physical sensation of being doused. An oily coat doesn’t shed water easily, making it hard for them to return to a dry, warm state quickly.
Leopards are also used to feeling nimble whereas in water, their motions become sluggish. The rippling of the water and reflection creates hesitation and unease. What is that reflection? What is lurking below? Cats have very acute senses and reflection can pose to be a certain danger or unfamiliarity. Many of them understand the worry for crocodiles and how they could fall prey as they enter the cold and unknown. It is not at all uncommon to see lions in particular hissing at the water as they are about to enter, in an attempt to scare away any lurking saurian (any large reptile)
So the question is, as a human being what are you doing to break free from your comfort zones? What kind of instincts are you willing to employ in order to fulfil the natural needs and innate necessities for yourself and your family? If a mere beastly creature as indicated above has the courage to defy nature, its natural habitat and environmental limitations in order to meet its needs, why can’t you? Step out of your comfort zone and enter into your growth zone, so you can move into uncharted territory. Try things that you’ve never tried before, and learn things you’ve never learned before. You can never accelerate growth and productivity if you don’t leave your comfort zone.
Living life in your comfort zone could be beneficial to you, because you’re experiencing low stress, reduced anxiety, general feelings of well-being etc. Tony Robbins emphasises that the ability to move out of your comfort zone in regular, positive ways allows you to strike the right balance between certainty and uncertainty. Pushing your boundaries can make you more productive, more adaptable and more creative. As you push your personal boundaries, you train your brain to adapt to new situations and create new neural pathways that make you a better problem-solver, decision-maker and leader. You truly become unstoppable.
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What a great you have here my friend! Thank you for pointing out this one, “Step out of your comfort zone and enter into your growth zone, so you can move into uncharted territory. Try things that you’ve never tried before, and learn things you’ve never learned before. You can never accelerate growth and productivity if you don’t leave your comfort zone.”
As a stubborn person it is hard for me to leave my comfort zone but I should challenge myself in order to reach my life’s goal and purpose.
Thanks a bunch for the compliment to start with. Yes, it’s unfortunate that some people fails to realise that comfort zones could be equated with danger zones….as life is not a bed of roses. Absolutely correct, when you challenge yourself to step up to higher heights, you will be amazed how much progress you could make.
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Thank you again for this encouraging and inspiring post.
Those who are willing to go out of their comfort zone and step up to challenges earn respect and promotions.
And I can see there are more advantages when we put ourselves out of our comfort zone.
Oh hi Sebastian,
It’s my pleasure. I truly appreciate your thought provoking and well structured response to my post.
Thanks a bunch for being a phenomenal business coach to me.
The leopard analogy is a perfect one. We, like all creatures, prefer what we know, what’s comfortable to us. We cling to our jobs and lifestyles because we will always know what to expect, even if it’s not the life we desire. The leopard was willing to take on the uncertainty of crossing the river for the hope of being with his mother. There was no guarantee that he would make it but his hope was stronger than his fear. The moral of this story? Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Wao! Cynthia, the unique way you’ve summarised my blog post really went down well with me. In fact, not being able to take a risk, is even risky on it’s own. Those who cling to their comfort zones fail to realise that believing cost one nothing but doubting could cost one everything in life…..
Thanks a bunch for your thought provoking comment.