Have you ever found yourself stuck in a horrible spot? One that leaves you miserable, but without much way to make things better unless you do something completely radical and irreversibly life-altering? Something incredibly scary and risky?
Me? I'm a coward. I hate change. I'll stay in the same rut until I start noticing self-defeating upon self-defeating behaviors, forcing my cowardly self into changing.
I'm a bit of a coward. Others not so much, but I think, if we're to embark on a life-altering quest, there has to be some pretty big impetus to get us out of our comfort zone.
Of course, I always knew that. We all learned about inciting incidents and such.
It's not enough to just make things uncomfortable for a hero/ine. Our discomforts are so familiar that they are part of our comfort zone. That comfort zone is so strong, so sticky, so addictive, that it takes a HUGE event to compel us to leave it.
Have you ever stood at the brink of your comfort zone, trying to decide which way to go? Comfort and the familiar, or the scary unknown? What did you do? How did you find the courage?