Friday, April 9, 2010

Out of My Comfort Zone

Today, I did something which I never imagined I would actually do in my entire life.

There are alot of things that I have been doing lately which I never thought I would have done but this single step really brings me out of my comfort zone.

For the longest time, blogging has always been something which I have done anonymously. I have never met any of my readers or met up with any of those from the online community.

Today, I took the first step and met someone from CPF regarding the possibility of me contributing as a guest blogger at IM$avvy. It was a scary thought for me as this was the first time I was actually meeting someone regarding my blog.

The feeling was actually like me going for a job interview except that the interviewer had lots of personal information about me!

Most of you will know that I feel that this blog is certainly not like a masterpiece. I would actually be embarrassed to showcase it to anyone. Afterall, my writing has at best been incoherent and at its worst, totally incomprehensible. I don't spend much time editing my work so it is really not amazing that I feel inadequate.

Yet, I came across this quote recently that really inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and to embrace myself for who I really am. I share with all of you this quote:

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 and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

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.

—Marianne Williamson

Well, I am glad that I actually took this step out of my comfort zone.


  1. Now I know why you so scare of drinking coffee with me.

  2. Heh. U still want coffee with me ah? I am a very boring person leh

  3. Nice blog, been reading through some of your older posts. Though I have one request to make, would you mind expounding some of the technical reasons behind your decisions?

    It's always nice to know what goes on in the mind of an author/investor. Guess it helps others vindicate their own decisions :p

    Anyway, here's wishing you luck on the journey so many of us never finish =)

    *Bookmarking this

  4. Hi FF,

    Hope that it works out for you and this will help in your job search too.

    I like that quote. Saw it in a movie Coach Carter and it is very meaningful.

    Good luck!


  5. Hi XnSdVd,

    Good to hear from somebody fresh. Can explain what you mean by technical reasons? You mean the thought process that goes through my head?

    What meeting? I haven't met up with CW8888 b4 if that is what you are asking =)

    Thanks for the well wishes.

    The quote is indeed quite meaningful. Too often, we look at our inadequancy instead of taking encouragement at our strengths.

  6. Think FA was referring to your meeting with the staff from CPF.

  7. The meeting went great.

    During the meeting, the person highlighted that some of you have also been "eyeballed" to contribute.


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