Do things that get you out of your comfort zone.
Well, it’s not news here on the blog that I love those bags. Apart from being practical, they are super stylish. But in this one, what I love the most is the slogan: “Do Epic Shit”. I asked Jack (the designer) what he means with it. “Do things that get you out of your comfort zone,” he replied.
When I think of comfort zone, I imagine being in a safe zone, comfortable place where everything is predictable. A place without many excitement, but also without many surprises. I imagine a place I was taught to fight to be there. A place where I’ve been fighting all my life to get there. A place where the closer I am, the more uncomfortable it becomes. And every day that passes more I realize that there is nothing comfortable in the comfort zone. Is that not ironic?
All that we fail to do when trying to seek this zone of comfort is what makes us, is what makes us feel alive, is the reason why we are here. And the further we distance ourselves from these things, the further we distance ourselves from us.
Now, I know from own experience that the things we really want in life are hard to come by and sometimes even seem impossible to us. They require risks that we can not always afford to run, but the good news is that this is not necessarily final. We always have the power to change our circumstances. The important thing is not to give up and feel comfortable in the “comfort zone”, to the point of continuing there to the detriment of what we really love and want to do.
We live only once, therefore you should never allow anyone or anything to stop you from doing what you were born to do. There are no second chances. When you cannot do it full-time, do it partially until you can do it fully.
So yes Jack is right: “Do Epic Shit” because you are amazing and you were born to shine.
The Bags and T-Shirts, are for sale in the shop Los and Found, Coolsingel 71 in Rotterdam.
I hope you enjoyed the article and do not forget to dream and always fight for the fulfillment of your dreams.