ATTENTION: Your Happiness Is Waiting Outside Of Your Comfort Zone
‘To get something you’ve never had you have to do something you’ve never done’
When was the last time that you jumped out of your comfort zone? Stepping out of our comfort zone every now and again can be essential for helping us to grow as individuals and be happy. It gets us out there into the big wide world. In addition, it tests our limits, ignites our senses, and helps us to form deeper connections with others. With world experience comes a sense of achievement and greater confidence. Consequently, with improved confidence comes the drive to continue living as big and bold a life as possible.
Think back to some of the most momentous experiences and moments of your life to date. The chances are that it was during these great moments that you took a leap of faith. Maybe you tried something new or scary and broke free of your comfort zone. You see, it is when we think and act outside of the box that our lives are set on fire. We experience the most dazzling emotions and heart-stopping excitement. It is when we are outside of our comfort zone that we are at our most alive.
What’s Holding You Back From Leaving Your Comfort Zone?
A life lived outside of your comfort zone is one without regret… so why keep playing it safe?
As human beings, we like to think that we are at our best and our safest when we are living neatly within the realms of our comfort zone. We like the safe and the familiar. But what is it that is really preventing us from taking the step across the invisible line of our comfort zones?
The answer is simple: fear. It is the fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar. It is also the fear of losing control over our lives or fear of what others may think of us.
There are all kinds of reasons for why we may be too scared to cross that boundary into an unfamiliar (and much happier) life. However, they all begin with a fear.
The Only Person Standing In The Way Of Your Happiness Is You – So MOVE!
It is true that we are often our own worst enemy. This is especially true when it comes to taking the first step towards change. We often try to convince ourselves that we are happy when we are not, or remind ourselves of the worst-possible-case scenario, rather than choosing to focus on the excitement that the world has to offer us.
Escaping your comfort zone doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go naked bungee-jumping over a pit of crocodiles (unless you want to of course). It could be something as simple as standing up to someone that you disagree with, traveling somewhere new, going professional with a hobby you love… the list goes on. Having said this, as you break further and further away from your comfort zone the more ambitious you can become.
Break Free From Your Comfort Zone In 3 Easy Steps
Follow these 3 easy steps and begin to emerge from your comfort zone one toe at a time until you have both feet planted firmly on the other side. Start your journey to becoming one of those successful people who have it all!
Step 1. Don’t Think. Just say ‘Yes!’
When the opportunity to do something new comes our way, we are often too quick to dismiss it or to begin reeling off the excuses. We find ourselves stumbling over excuse upon excuse, feeding ourselves the usual spiel. Examples may include ‘I can’t because I don’t have enough money/time/experience’ or ‘It’s not the right time, maybe when I have more money/experience/time’. These delay tactics may have some truth to them, you may not currently have much money or time or experience. But in life, when is there ever a right time?
The time is now! So, learn to start saying ‘Yes!’ to every opportunity that comes your way, no matter how big or small. Knowingly or unknowingly, you have attracted this opportunity into your life so seize it with both hands! It is important to remember that we are never given more than we can handle. Have trust in yourself, say yes and never look back.
Step 2. Break Up With Your Fear
When faced with fear, our first response is to run away from it. We try to avoid putting ourselves in any situation where we know we can be faced with fear; and if we do have the misfortune of coming face to face with it, we will usually try to ignore it with distractions such as eating, TV, surfing the internet or shopping.
However, what if you were to look your fear straight in the eye for the first time? Next time you feel fear, stick with it. Try to understand why something scares you. What are you afraid will happen?
Once we have tried to explore our thoughts and feelings behind a fear, we usually find that our fear is completely unfounded. It doesn’t make it any less scary as fear is fear after all. But once you have come to understand that your fear is a complete by-product of your thoughts and nothing else, with time it may begin to lessen its power over you.
Step 3. Change The Picture
If you have always struggled to live outside of your comfort zone, then this is probably a result of how you have chosen to interpret life in the past. The way we choose to interpret things can have a huge impact on what we associate them with for the rest of our adult lives. So, if you once made the decision to step outside of your comfort zone and it didn’t go too well for you, you may now try to avoid any new situations or opportunities at all costs. For you, stepping outside of your comfort zone has connotations of absolute dread, embarrassment or fear.
So, if you don’t like the way you currently view life outside of your comfort zone, why not create a whole new picture?
Begin to tell yourself positive stories of when you or others have stepped outside of your comfort zone and have been rewarded for it. When you think about all of the new and exciting opportunities that are waiting for you, feel excited! Have belief in yourself and be your number one cheerleader every step of the way.
Motivate yourself with thoughts of how good it will feel. Plus, think of how proud you will be once you have taken that first step.
You can do it. Take that first leap from your comfort zone and who knows how far you can go. Who knows if you’ll ever even come back?
Take The Leap
Are you ready to manifest your dream life and remove limiting beliefs from your life? Worried something is stopping you from using The Law Of Attraction effectively?