Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
This has been the best thing I have done in years. It has seriously changed my life. If you get a chance look for Bob Proctor on YouTube. Everything he says makes complete sense. It has set me on my journey. I am literally starting my life over; at 48 I am beginning to be the best version of me. This is the biggest lesson I have learnt this year.
I desperately want to be my own boss as you know its a case of having to now rather than just an idle wish. I have tried several times in the past to do this and failed every time and the reason why is I never let myself out of the comfort zone. But failing those times does not stop me from trying again. They were just practice runs and experiences of knowing now what not to do to succeed.
What if it doesn’t work? What if I make myself look like an idiot? What if I say I’m going to do something and I make a bad job of it? What if I give up again? What if I don’t make any money? What if someone is better than me at it? What if I don’t sell anything?
These “What If’s” can go on forever and every one of those “What If’s” is the reason why I never achieved any of them. What If took over my being; that little bubble of self-doubt poisoning me and stopping me from moving forward. For making me think of my goal and the journey of how to get there.
Set A Goal
You have to set a goal there is no question about it. It has to be elaborate and as detailed as you can make it. Then tell yourself this is happening; it is happening right now because you are making it happen. Once you choose your goal and start believing in your god given ability to succeed you will. Your
Your subconscious will go about making the changes you need for you to get there. Believe in yourself that this goal has already happened. You are living the dream and the goal that you set yourself. Your body will be convinced you have reached there. This is where positive attraction comes in and provides you with what you need to get your goal.
My First Goal
I have wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember and guess what I did it this year, ““. I finally achieved my lifelong goal and I am a published author. My second goal was to have a successful blog, well again guess what I have a successful blog. My third goal is to put together a book of poems created from people suffering from mental health issues and to raise awareness of this subject. Well, I’m on the way there.
How Did You Do It?
I’ll tell you how I did it. I did it by doing things that were not inside of my comfort zone. You can not move forward in life without making changes. Changes more often than not are not in your comfort zone. When you are out of your comfort zone rather than recoiling back you need to expand on it and appreciate it and learn to like that feeling. Because it is that feeling that will move you to your goal.
What did you do?
I knew I needed more help to get to my goal so I had to do the one thing I don’t like, sell myself and reach out and ask people for their help. You are not able to do everything yourself so you need to get the right people around you that help you to envisage your goal. I tried requests on Facebook and other social media outlets which is ok but getting everyone to see it isn’t as easy as you would think. I knew that it would take forever if carried on the way I was going. So what did I do? What I did was step out of my comfort zone and sent an email to the Harrogate Advertiser asking for their help. Guess what they bloody well did.
The Biggest Lesson I Have Learnt This Year
I got an email back from a fantastic reporter who asked me lots of questions and reinforced to me that it is actually a good thing that I am doing and stating that they want to help by running an article about it all. I have exchanged emails, had telephone conversations and photographs were taken; all in the past fortnight. This is only happening because I stepped out of my little bubble I’m floating around in, my comfort zone. I have also learned to like that feeling and now see it as a positive feeling and not a scary one. Although it does have to feel a little bit scary it is actually a good scary because you know it will bring along changes.
So there you go, the biggest lesson I have learnt this year is to step out of your comfort zone.
If I can do it after all these years so can you. Please just try and let me know how it worked out for you.