….you came to the realization that the major obstacle to you living your BEST life was simply your lack of belief in just how capable and amazing you really were?
If you have ever doubted your capabilities, here’s a quote from the greatest inventive genius that ever lived. Hopefully, these words of wisdom will remind you of the unlimited capacity you and I were born with.
“If we did all of the things we were really capable of doing,
we would literally, ASTOUND OURSELVES!
– Thomas Edison
So, I ask you this question: When was the last time you did something you weren’t sure you were capable of doing but you put your fear aside, took a leap of blind faith and did it anyway? And in doing so, you literally ASTOUNDED yourself!!
The fact is, it is highly unlikely you will spend many moments “astounding yourself” and improving your life by refusing to get out of your comfort zone.
Everybody is familiar with the “Comfort Zone”. The comfort zone is the place where you “know what is going on”. The things you do in this zone are the things you already know how to do. So, by keeping yourself comfortable, you minimize your stress levels and feelings of anxiousness or even anxiety by not stepping out into the unknown.
But at what cost to you?
“ A ship in a harbour is safe. But that is not what ships are built for!”
The results or outcomes from living in this zone are very predictable, because you have been doing it for so long. Becoming complacent living in this zone can turn into living a mediocre life. But even worse, it can lead to you settling for a life that is far less than the one you are worthy and capable of living.
A quote from the great Zig Ziglar that comes to mind is this:
“If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got”.
I like this quote because it wakes us up to the fact that if we hang on to the same beliefs, attitudes and perceptions we already have, we become the major obstacle that stands in the way of improving our lives and fulfilling our true potential.
THE ONLY WAY YOU AND I ADVANCE IN OUR LIVES is by having the guts and courage to overcome the FEAR of doing something we have never done before and venturing into the unknown. The unknown can be a scary place, but it is important to understand that at the same time, it is also the place where we get to become more the person we were born to be.
“By leaving your comfort zone and taking a leap of faith into something new, you find out who you are really capable of becoming.”
To be really “LIVING” you need to be GROWING. To grow, you and I need to do things we have never done before. Once you see the value of doing things differently, the fear of getting out of your familiar or comfort zone dissipates.
Growing, and becoming more requires that you spend some time in the “uncomfortable zone.” You know what I am talking about because you have done it all your life.
Think about the job you currently have. I don’t know how long you have had it, but I would bet that the day you started it, you DID NOT feel COMFORTABLE with it. The reason you would not have felt comfortable was because it was all new to you. Now, let’s say back when you were thinking about this new job, you couldn’t muster up the courage or guts to enter into the uncomfortable zone, doing new things. Well, if you didn’t you would never have the job you have now, OR the next one and the next one…The only way you and I advance in our lives is by having the guts and courage to overcome our fear of failure. At the same time, it is important to realize that every time you choose to “GO FOR IT” and do new things, you achieve a stronger BELIEF in yourself and your fear of the unfamiliar becomes less and less AND your life becomes more of the one you are worthy and capable of living.
So, what new things can you do to move your life to the next level?
Hey, you already have what it takes. You just need to remind yourself that you are one “Amazing” individual, with unlimited capabilities who can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Hey, it’s your move!
If you decide to make a move, I would love to hear about it!