A lot of us go through life wondering why certain things happen to us. Truth is, nothing happens to us, everything happens through us. Life is what we make it. We all have the power to generate the outcomes we desire, but some of us didn’t get that memo. Instead, we got to play the game of Chance or Comfort. The object of this game is to lose by living a limited life of unbelief and fear based on the lifestyle you’re exposed to early on. I’ve played this game most of my life and have mastered every level. I’ve unlocked all the achievements, which are as follows:
- Lifetime victim
How the game is played
The player that goes first is normally a parent, guardian, or someone in your immediate surroundings that you look up to. You grow up watching them; the choices they make, the hardships they encounter, the way they react, and how or if they rebound from the outcomes. The player then shares their knowledge of what they learned from their experience. You take your own personal effects from their experience and form your own fearful beliefs and behaviors, which is now the blueprint for your life aka the Comfort Zone.
Each level has a different goal such as Love, Success, Wealth, Health, Happiness, and Spirituality. For every failed attempt at obtaining a goal, you gain one of those lovely achievements I mentioned. Sometimes, you land on the opportunity block and you’re directed to take a Chance card. The card will provide you with the next best move towards a Chance at victory, but the move will ALWAYS take you out of your comfort zone. Do you take a Chance or stay in the Comfort zone?
The Comfort Zone
The comfort zone will always keep you in a place of want, but content with never having. You will never find things like real love, success, abundance, or freedom in the comfort zone. It’s a zone for crying out loud. There are a lot of particulars in zones, and restrictions in zones, and a whole lot of NO. For years I had convinced myself that staying in the comfort zone was the safest way to live. While there is some truth to that, it wasn’t really helping me grow as a person. I was safe, but I was limited. Limited to being comfortable existing in the world of the living. Of course, there is always an opportunity to end the game by quitting or winning. Quitting was never an option for me, however, taking a chance was just too scary.
Taking A Chance
The chance card could very well mean the end of the game if you so desire. The whole idea of taking a chance is frightening. It’s new, it’s unfamiliar, it’s unpredictable. At least you know what would happen if you stayed in your comfort zone. You, at the very least, will survive. This was my belief. For almost two decades, I watch life happen all around me while I stood still. I wasn’t just existing anymore, I was dying. I was fading away, but it felt more like dying. I wasn't ready to die. There was so much that I still wanted to have and experience for me and my family. I realized that obtaining the things I desired would start with me stepping out of my comfort zone. So, it was time to take a chance.
I would be lying if I said the game never taught me anything. The game taught me how to be safe and how to make predictable moves, but it also taught me how to win. Every failure taught me what to do and what not to do. So, I took what I learned and put it into action. When I got my next Chance card, I made some bold moves. I started with some very small goals, but I approached them like they were goals for world domination. This helped me gain confidence, which later transformed me into a fearless goal seeker.
With fear removed from my process, I began to progress. I was receptive to new knowledge, which helped me form a brand-new belief system, which equated to even more bold moves. Stepping out of the comfort zone was risky for me, but I discovered that I like risky! It makes me feel alive! Taking strides in this new direction had landed me amongst the living. Failure is no longer the confirmation of life for me. Failure is the education of life.
If you are trapped in a game of chance and comfort, it's imperative that you switch your beliefs from fear to faith. Make faithful strides towards your goals and desires. The comfort zone will keep you safe, but it will also keep you limited. If you must play the game, always take a chance and move boldly. Taking chances will introduce you to your power. Once you find your power you can form new beliefs. Your new beliefs will generate new outcomes. No more losses. You choose. You win. Game over.