While on a tour bus during a recent vacation in the beautiful country of Cuba, I admired the countryside.
As we passed by a ranch, I saw a herd of cattle and couldn't help but notice how low and fragile the fencing was that was keeping them confined. They could've easily escaped with a little effort, yet they didn't. All they saw was the fence and that was enough to keep them put. It was a barrier that they never crossed.
I find that we are often like the cattle; too confined by limiting beliefs, fear and comfort to try and attempt to escape our comfort zones.
Beyond our comfort zones, however, is another unexplored world, full of possibility and hope.
If you are reading this blog post, chances are you are a goal chaser, in order to be a goal achiever, however, you must commit to ditching your zone of comfort. Agreed?
When was the last time you came out of your comfort zone?
Comfort zones are just that, comfortable. But being comfortable has never been the catalyst for success. In fact, remaining comfortable is often a sure-fire way to stay exactly where you are at the moment.
I’d like you to take a brief moment and think about the last time you did something for your own betterment, and was extremely uncomfortable in the process.
How did you feel after?
Did you take time to pat yourself on the back and refuse to step back into your old, comfortable shell of conformity?
Did you allow that moment to be the catalyst of many more uncomfortable moments that get you closer to your ultimate goal?
I have found that once we decide to make being uncomfortable in our goal chasing pursuit a habit, we are well on our way to achieving that goal.
We all know that in order to do something monumental and game changing, we must do something that we have never done before and continue to step out of our box until we achieve that vision that we have for ourselves.
What dream do you have that makes you nervous?
What steps have you taken to get closer to achieving it?
When was last time you felt your fear and did it anyway?
I did a blog post all about fear and how to conquer it, so do be sure to check it out as it will assist you with conquering the fear often associated with the escape from your comfort zone. If you’re a visual learner, do check out the video post.
I’m constantly finding myself in brief (very brief) moments of panic when things get uncomfortable.
When I began writing my book Lucky Code and founded G.A.M.E. Changing Industries, I constantly found myself challenging the boundaries set and limiting beliefs that I had.
Escaping comfort zones is a terrifying process, but with practice, it gets easier. This doesn't mean that it isn't as terrifying, simply easier to push through because you know, at the end of the push, you are closer to achieving your ultimate goal.
I find taking immediate action toward my goal has been what has prevented me from being paralyzed by fear.
Dale Carnegie once said, “Inaction breeds fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer a fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Shine Bright Superstar.
You are meant to shine brightly, let no one tell you any different. Goal Chaser, do not be okay with being average when you were born to be amazing.
Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop verse, “Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem” immediately comes to mind. We have been made unique for a reason, no one can shine quite the same as the other and when we all shine together, we can light up this world in amazing ways .
Shine bright super star, that’s what you've been placed on this Earth to do. Let your goal chasing missions be a force for good and set the example for others around you to escape their comfort zones. Let’s rise and shine together. Remember, goal chasing is a team sport!
We’re Not Done Here!
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Until next week comfort-zone-pusher,