The Number One Reason You Are Afraid to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
If you are reading this, it may be that you are trying to figure out what to do about something you have always wanted to achieve in your life. Whether it is dating, relationship, educational or a career goal, you just cannot find the motivation to make that final decision. You can listen to the video/vlog version of this blog by clicking the video.Please subscribe to my You Tube channel by visiting this link and share with others.
Are Your Beliefs About Success Holding You Back?
My first question to you is what is it that is holding you back from stepping forward and moving away from your comfort zone? Are you plagued by fears and self-limiting beliefs? One of the things I found common in conversations with others is that many believe that their place of origin determines whether they become successful or not. While this appears to be, on the surface, I think that we fail to look at what happens in a successful person’s life before they became successful. Tyler Perry, Denzel Washington among others, have spoken about the many challenges they have encountered in their journey to success. Will Smith, in the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, depict the struggles that many successful people go through before getting where they want to be.
Sometimes, we look successful people as they appear now and fail look at the struggles they had, or the amount of time they invested, even while not getting anything in return. If we really look beneath the surface, we will realize that success did not just fall in their laps. We will see that these people believed in themselves, they were patient and persevered. They ignored the naysayers and did it anyway, despite the odds.
Just One of Many Times I have Been Afraid to Take the First Step
I found a quote by one Brian Tracey who said ” Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
Take me for instance. I am not where I want to be. I realized that if I want to get anywhere near, I would have to step out of my comfort zone. I have wanted to write for a long time, but I was afraid to do so, until April of this year I began. It was the most difficult step for me to begin. I did not know how to build a basic website, I did not know anything about blogging, but what I had was that urge to step out of my comfort zone and be what I kept dreaming of doing. After I took that step, the next challenge came. That is, facing an audience challenge. I knew it was time for me to move further out of the usual writing, but I kept making excuses, hiding behind my blogs until one day I woke up and decided “ l was just going to get this video done!
A Challenge to You to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
You see, stepping out of your comfort zone is not something you will ever become comfortable. If you want to reach your full potential, the more you learn, is the more you will find you do not know. In addition, there will always be another moment to step out of your comfort zone. However, if you take the first step, it will naturally become easier the next time you need to step out of your comfort zone. Today, I challenge you to take the first step out of your comfort zone. Forget about your location, your ethnicity, and all the other reasons why you thought you could not and think about the reasons why you can.
My belief is that you can be well educated and never achieve your full potential. On the other hand, you can be not so educated or talented, but through your beliefs, your patience, and your determination and perseverance, you can accomplish far more. Look at popular stars and successful business owners; they did not just simply give up, and even while they have become successful, they still keep improving themselves. For more information you can check out this site, Life Hacker, which provided some excellent information on the science behind comfort zone and great suggestions for doing so.
How can you apply what they have done to your personal situation? Are you going to wait until someone offers you an opportunity, which might never come? Alternatively, are you going to start from the foundation and expose yourself to the world? If your reason for not stepping out of your comfort zone is because of self-limiting beliefs you have about success, I urge you to get pass those beliefs by taking the first step. Today, I challenge you to join me by stepping out of your comfort zone and making your life count for something! Do what you dreamed of doing!
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