QUESTION: When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
It’s easy to stick with what feels easy or comfortable, but when we stretch ourselves or take that extra step, it’s amazing what is possible.
Your actions begin with the decision, in your mind. So where your mind goes, the rest of you will follow. This is why, when you get your MIND right, real change is not only possible but inevitable. Ever heard the adage ‘Change your mind, change your life‘? Well, it’s true.
The steps we make don’t have to be big, or painful, and actually I would argue they work better if they’re also FUN, but sometimes we fear that if we try, it’ll be oh so horrible and we’ll fail, and then all sorts of awful things will result (which we may or may not even be able to clearly describe!)
I KNOW it can feel uncomfortable and it takes a little more mental – never mind physical- energy to do things we’re not so familiar with (yet), but the rewards of knowing that you were BRAVE in stepping out of your comfort zone and even contemplating that baby step forward, let alone taking it, are HUGE.
It’s not about whether you successfully make the step at the first attempt, or fall flat on your face. The point is that you made the effort, you started, and you’re one attempt closer to success.
Honour your efforts!
So my gentle encouragement to you today is to think about a baby step that you could take.
What is one small shift you could begin making in how you approach challenges, one tiny shift in your mindset that would result in different actions that take you in the direction you want to go?
Think of one small thing that would take you a little out of your comfort zone, but still within view of it.
Now what would it take for you to make that step??
What would encourage you that it was a risk worth taking??
Answer below… I really want to hear: what would it take so you could make that first baby step out of your comfort zone?