We tend to stick with what we are comfortable with.
When was the last time you reflected on all the other possible choices you may have if you stepped out of your comfort zone? What would their food taste like ? What would their country look like ? How would your life be different if you choose the road less traveled? Why do you have to lose ? NOTHING!
We grow and learn by trying new things. If we don't get out of our comfort (safe) zone,then we will remind in our self imposed prison for the rest of our life. We must escape before it is too late.
How to get out of your comfort zone:
1. Realize that life is short
You will never be able to get back time. Get out there today and do something you are afraid of doing. There is no promise of tomorrow for anyone. Do it now.
2. Start small
You can't change the your world in one day, but you must start somewhere. You want to become rock star blogger ,but you feel you don't know how to write. You should start by keeping a personal journal ,hard copy, for 1-2 months daily then slowly transition to online writing. By writing in your journal and reflecting on what you wrote, you will realize that you write better than you thought possible.Then you should share your experience with the blogosphere so that you will help other to change their lives as well. Everyone has something to contribute. Go for it.
3. Write it down
Seeing our hopes and dream on paper is a great way to get us moving. Striving to achieve our dreams is one of the biggest way we can get out of our comfort zone.Take out a piece of paper and do this exercise NOW. Write ten things you want to achieve but think they are difficult or unattainable.We tend not achieve or even pursue those dream because we are afraid of failure.
4. Don't fear failure
Some of the greatest inventions have been achieve due to great failures. Thomas Edison tried over 10,000 times to create a working light bulb. What would have happen to us today if he feared failure an quit after the first or second or 9,000 failed attempt ? You have to keep going. Every time you fail you learn something new. You will be faced will failures when stepping out of your comfort zone so embrace them and learn from them. If Edison failed 9,999 times before getting the light buld right, then we should hang in there when things appear though.
5. Be patient
It will take time to achieve what your are embarking on. The key is to keep going when
things seem though and uncomfortable. Get your hustle on. As Farrah Gray states that your hustle is sticking with it when everyone quiets. Edison got his hustle on and so should you.
Most people don't step out of their comfort zone. But this is not you. Your have talents and skills locked away inside of you waiting to be discovered. Those who discover their hidden talents and skills are brave enough to step out of their comfort zones.
Are you brave enough? Of course you are !!!