Change does not occur quickly or easily. Once we are comfortable with our comfort zone, getting out of that rut in order to think or try something different is not usually on the agenda.
Neale Donald Walsch says, ”Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending.”
The success of leadership depends on the ability, or maybe the flexibility, to recognize the limits of our comfort zone and how life might begin at that point.
Remember the definition of insanity: doing the same things in the same way, yet expecting different results.
The main issue with “insanity” is known as the comfort zone. We do this because it is where we operate most comfortably.
Imagine the change on the part of the Jewish nation after 1,500+ years of the same approach, and then the Gospel introduced something far different that made them quite uncomfortable.
Leadership operates the same. We are not talking unscriptural, but when ideas and plans are introduced that make us uncomfortable, maybe life is just beginning.