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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