In science class you may have learned about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Growing up you may have even seen the cocoons caterpillars make to transform their body, eventually emerging a beautiful butterfly.
Life is about becoming the butterfly.
You start out as the caterpillar. Your cocoon is your comfort zone. You have a choice to make. You can remain a caterpillar or become the butterfly.
Often, it’s easier to remain in your comfort zone. It’s warm, cozy, and safe. Nothing can hurt you there. On the other hand, becoming the butterfly is scary. Spreading your wings and flying into the unknown is no easy feat. Who knows what you will experience out there.
Many people remain stuck in their cocoons because of fear. It’s easier to stay within the comfort zone where there are no surprises and everything is predictable. But this is a boring life. You are not meant to live a boring life. You are made for more.
It’s time to face the fear of the unknown and spread your butterfly wings to break free of your comfort zone. Even though it’s quite scary to go out on your own and experience new things this is what life is all about. It’s about putting yourself out there and trying new things. You are meant to become the butterfly.
Becoming the butterfly is not easy. It takes time. But that choice is yours. You can remain the caterpillar stuck in your cocoon or break free and experience the world as a butterfly.
Remember, a caterpillar may have many legs but that doesn’t mean the caterpillar will get there faster. Whereas the butterfly can easily fly from branch to branch traveling effortlessly.
If you’ve decided that becoming the butterfly is the way to go then it’s time to embrace a new set of beliefs.
Being a butterfly means you’re willing to try new things. You’re not stuck hiding out in your cocoon. You’re ready for new experiences to learn and grow.
When you try something new and it doesn’t go the way you had hoped chalk it up to a lesson learned. You learn and improve for next time. A butterfly doesn’t worry about these things.
When you’re a butterfly you take flight and believe that your wings will carry you. You believe in yourself and your ability to get to where you want to go in life.
Being a butterfly will give you the confidence you need to step outside your comfort zone. When you’re struggling with something difficult or scary remember that you’re not a caterpillar confined to your cocoon. Instead you’re a magnificent butterfly. This is what life is about. So, get out there and start trying new things. Experience life as opposed to remaining in your comfort zone. Realize that there are no failures in life but rather lessons to learn. Most of all believe in yourself because you are meant to be a beautiful butterfly in all its glory.