It’s HARD to do things you’ve never done before. Trying new things is risky. It’s uncomfortable. It’s scary! Staying in your comfort zone keeps life easy. Safe. Predictable.
But how is that serving you? Is it helping you grow? Is it helping you live your life to the fullest? Is it giving you purpose? Is it moving you toward reaching your goals or dreams?
If staying safe and comfortable isn’t serving you, then it’s time to make the decision to change. This doesn’t mean you have to take a huge leap into the unknown. Just a small step is enough.
If you struggle with social anxiety, you don’t have to go as far as giving a public speech. It’s enough to say hello to a stranger, or ask a cashier how their day is going. If you are struggling with your fitness, you don’t have to do an hour-long weight training session every day this week. Instead, start by going for a brisk walk today.
Doing something new, even a small thing, will feel awkward at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will get. One tiny step will lead to another tiny step, then another, and another.
Tell me…What small step do you want to take?
Whatever it is…go on and do it. You’ve got this. Go do the thing! I’ll be cheering you on from here!
One thought on “All Progress Takes Place Outside Your Comfort Zone”
Great message, Alicia. This is the reason why I’m looking at my weaknesses instead of focusing on my strengths, because it’s there that I can find the opportunities to expand my comfort zone. Anyway, thanks for this post!