I can do more than I think.

I have a bad habit of underselling my abilities.  I tend to think less of myself than I should, and I don’t mean in a “I’m useless and worthless” kind of way, but rather in the sense that I don’t always have faith I can do things…I tend to think I’m less capable than I really am.  A couple of months ago, my sister and I went up to Pilot Mountain to do some hiking, which you can read about here, and I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to do it.  I’m not in the best shape in the world, which I’ve also talked about extensively here, and frankly — neither is she.  However, we took our time and walked/climbed at our own pace, and made it all the way around the top of Pilot Mountain and back down again, both in one piece and no worse for the wear.  I think the reason I tend to sell myself short — not a pun on my height, I swear — is because I’m extremely risk averse and don’t like doing things unless I know with 100% certainty beforehand that nothing can or will go wrong.  As a result, I don’t try new things or foods or experiences all that often because I’d much rather stick with what I know.  I find, the rare instances I step outside of that comfort zone, that I’m more capable than I think.

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3 comments

  1. JB West · May 14, 2016

    Tracking our successes is a constant reminder of what we are capable of! There are no limits. Congratulations!

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  2. That’s the cool thing about zones. They are just one part of a full range. Just like neighbourhoods are zones of an entire city. It’s easy to stay where we know but man is it ever fun to find new things we didn’t even know existed when we leave our own and venture off into another one. Getting the most of the full range of life. Pretty cool. Keep it up.
    Marianne

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  3. Sascha Darlington · May 14, 2016

    Yes! Stepping out of my comfort zone is why I started my blog. Many more happy stepping-outside-of-your-zone to you!

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