I am constantly reminded why the quote 'Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone' by author Neale Donald Walsch is one of my all-time favourites. I have it as the background photo on my iPhone as a daily reminder why I should always push myself.
After reading this article by the geniuses behind the creative consulting duo Braid Creative, it again reminded me that as long as we're not actually dying from our fears, the only way we can really grow, improve, evolve and evoke the most change is when/if we're pushing ourselves beyond what we know and what is comfortable. And this is a lesson coming from someone like me who use to be risk averse, routine oriented and the last person who wanted to be uncomfortable. Again, I remind myself:
Yes, new things can be scary and terrifying.
Yes, you will feel like you don't know what your doing; why your there; or how you will make it through.
But you will. As we always do.
Stepping outside of our comfort zone is a mental game that we must trick our minds into believing we can overcome. Yes, we all want to be content, happy and enjoy life, but sometimes the best learning experiences and the greatest growth we can experience are when we've did something that only our 'gutsy' self would do by stepping outside of our 'comfortable' boundaries. Its not easy to be THAT person who takes risks but the world's best leaders or change makers never thought of anything else BUT being different and making a difference.
If you've always wanted to start a project; public speak on a topic your most passionate about; start a blog; change jobs; try something new; or take on a new hobby....What are you waiting for? As the quote reflects, you just never know how good life is going to be on the other side once you've stepped outside of your comfort zone.
Have the courage to say what you want. Ask for help when you need it. Try something new.
And go out and make the difference the world needs.
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Some food for thought for the weekend.