It’s really easy to fall into the trap of never pushing your comfort zone. The problem with this is it often prevents you from true success and happiness in life. That’s because one of the best ways to grow is to test the limits of what most people consider “normal” to live the life you want. So the big question is how do you overcome your fear and move out of your comfort zone? First of all you must believe in yourself with your whole heart and soul in order to succeed. Only when you stop letting fears and anxiety hold you back, will you start to make those major breakthroughs in life.
Anxiety usually comes from a fear of the unknown. Usually we imagine the worst-case scenario of what could happen when we push past the boundaries of what makes us feel safe. To break through your comfort zone, you need to first educate yourself. Your goal here is to find out about whatever skill or activity you’re pursuing. You’ll talk to people who have done the same thing. You’ll read books on the subject. And you’ll check-out articles on the Internet about this subject. Information is power. And the more you know about something, the less scary and more powerful you’ll feel.
Taking ‘baby steps’ is a great way to de-sensitize yourself to the feelings of anxiety caused by leaving what is familiar and safe to you. Breaking out of your comfort zone starts with the first step. Once you have a plan in place you’ll simply start with that crucial initial action. Never forget: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao Tzu). Don’t allow negativity to creep into your mind. Remind yourself that it’s going to happen. In fact, you should recognize that you’re actually being given feedback about how you can do something better.
Never stop expanding your comfort zone. Even if you arrive at your stated goal it’s important to keep pushing those boundaries. Breaking out of your comfort zone gives you more opportunity in life. Don’t let anxiety prevent you from doing what you truly want. Attack your fears and push the boundaries of what makes feel comfortable. Getting out of your comfort zone from time to time alters your brain’s tolerance to change, for the better. Shaking things up every now and again shows your brain that there’s nothing to fear — you’ll be fine on the other side of a little stress, and it’s worth it.
When you take a risk on purpose, you’ve weighed the pros and cons, and you’ve evaluated the possible outcomes. Good things can happen, or bad things can happen, and you go for it anyway. You’re capable of dreaming up a lot of gloom and doom in your head, and a lot of the time, you expect the worst. Most of the time, taking a calculated risk produces a favorable outcome. When it doesn’t turn out as you’d hoped, chances are, everything’s still a-o-k after it all shakes out.
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