The Edge of Your Comfort Zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Neale Donald Walsch

Take a large sheet of poster paper or butcher paper, some markers, crayons or pens. Draw a picture of your comfort zone. Be sure to mark the boundaries and also include what is outside those boundaries.

Draw your comfort zone as if it were an actual landscape—a neighborhood, an ecosystem, a country–with topographical details, as if it were a real physical place.

This exercise is not about being an artist or drawing things to scale; it’s drawing as a prelude to writing. So forget whether or not you know how to draw; just do it. Take half an hour to complete this part of the exercise.

When you’re done, it’s time to write: Look at your drawing and tell me everything you can about your comfort zone.


  1. Joyce Johnson says


    to be the person
    I want to be
    to walk that path
    each day
    helped by chocolate
    along the way

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