What does it truly mean to push outside your comfort zone?
It’s not as difficult to do when you focus on what it means. The first step is to know what your comfort zone is or where it lies. Try writing out what you feel is your comfort zone. What activities do you feel fit within this? How about your skills? Get them all down on paper.
Now, figure out what you have always wanted to do but were either too afraid or you simply didn’t have the right skills.
You may have been considering starting your own business but didn’t know how to make the jump.
Do you want to feel curious?
You also need to take more chances. If you have been reserved and cautious all your life, it may be time to rethink that personality trait.
Let me tell you, on the other side of cautious is life – one worth living. I’m not saying you need to take dangerous chances with your life or liberty. What I am saying, is what may initially feel scary, if we dig a little deeper, is actually a feeling of excitement.
Do you want to feel excited?
Seeking out a mentor or coach can also help you break out of your comfort zone. Mentors and coaches can guide you to taking the necessary steps towards breaking your barriers.
Do you want to feel brave?
Some people take classes or seminars to learn about activities that are outside of their normal comfort levels. For instance, you may never have considered skydiving before. Why not take a few lessons and give it a try?
Do you want to feel courageous?
You don’t have to be a daredevil to move out of your comfort zone. Maybe for you joining committees or volunteering for new tasks can help force you to learn new skills or place you in situations that require you to take actions you are unfamiliar with.
Do you want to feel accomplished?
These new challenges will be scary when you first experience them. But, they will help you grow.
Do you want to feel expansion?
How do you want to feel?
Explore these feelings and more in my in-person workshop for the Desire Map, happening March 11th, 2017. Together, we can devote time and attention to your desires and feelings in order to escape from the binds of your comfort zone.