Do you ever wonder about how you may be able to tap into more of what you are capable of? Like is there really cool stuff down inside you just kind of sitting there dormant like a box of tulip bulbs that never got planted? I think about this a lot. Though it is a myth that we only use about 10% of our brain, like all persistent myths that haunt us, there is a deep human longing that keeps it's fire lit.
I think that we have a tendency to stick with things we know and feel comfortable with. We seldom venture out of where we are the expert. When we are little children we are fumbling and stumbling all the time. A child goes to pour milk in her cereal bowl and spills on the table. Unless dad scolds her she doesn't care too much about it because that sort of thing happens all the time to a child. As adults we get used to pouring our milk with out spills and are not cool with our mishaps. The problem here is that if we just stick with what we do well we don't grow.
When we take risks into areas outside of our expertise we grow. When we leave our comfort zones - we dig deeper into what we are really capable of and experience the thrill of exploring new possibilities. The down side is we also screw up more and can look bad. I think becoming a bigger person is worth the spilled milk. I think the world around us is in desperate need of all we can be --so go get that box of tulip bulbs out or your basement and plant them before the ground freezes for winter.