At least 20 percent of seriously ill people who are told that they are near death actually forget the news within a few days, a form of denial so extreme that it involves not simply rejecting but entirely obliterating unwanted information.
Denial is not, after all, a response to the facts. It is a response to the feelings those facts evoke and sometimes, those feelings are simply too much to bear.
If you have stayed in your comfort zone for a very long time, it is likely that you are denying a thing or two.
What are you denying?