5 Steps You Can Take To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Comfort zones: don’t you just love them? Being in a familiar place with familiar people doing familiar things. The sun is out, birds are chirping and everything feels just right. You have the same routine, day in and day out from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. While the feeling of certainty is great, being complacent isn’t always the best thing.
Getting stuck in a comfort zone can ruin goals, relationships, and milestones you had once set. Being stuck in a comfort zone can become your personal enabler. Life is flying by and you begin to think, “Am I living or am I just breathing?” Then comes the “what ifs.” What if I would have made that move? What if I would have just said how I felt? What if I would have applied to that job?
Comfort zones often arise due to a fear of success, a fear of happiness, a fear of new responsibilities, a fear of change, or simply a fear of the unknown. Here are some tips that may help you step out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals:
Create a bucket list
Try something new at least once a month and make it a habit
Set at least three short term and three long term goals
Seek out guidance, mentorship or counseling to help you along the way
Reflect on the progress you have made thus far
Just remember to always think positive and stay faithful to your goals. Make a plan to regain your confidence, if you've lost it. Try to understand why you failed, and use that information going forward. It may be difficult, but the outcome will be worth it. It’s human nature to bump your head a few times before you succeed.
You have to leave your comfort zone to achieve your goals. You have one life to live and the possibilities are endless. So today let’s say no to comfort zones, no to complacency, and no to settling. Let’s live life in a way that creates joy and peace. Let’s take a chance just to say we did it. Like the saying goes, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”