Is It Tougher Than You Already Done? If Not, How You Gonna Grow?
Ever wonder why some people have a life that always seems to get better and more fulfilling? They seem to get all the breaks, the promotions, and the luck, while your life stays the same year after year.
Do you only dream about having a better life? If you do, then you have to be ready to step outside of your comfort zone and face your fears. Everything you ever wanted is standing on the other side of your fear – including the perfect relationship, the perfect job, and all the happiness you can handle.
Your Fear Is Dictating Your Life
Is the fear of working harder than you ever have or taking a risk going to dictate your life? Is it going to decide whether you get to change or stay the same?
It is not even rational fear. Fear is supposed to help you avoid something dangerous that is going to cause pain or be a threat to your life. It’s not like you’re going to be attacked by a wild animal if you take a risk in your life. You may experience rejection, but a risk won’t end your life.
The good news is that almost everyone has this irrational fear built into them. The bad news is that it takes effort to overcome it. But, the really good news is that when you overcome it, you start to experience a better life no matter what happens after you take the risk.
Tackling New Experiences – The Benefit That Happens Even When You Fail
Even when you fail, you learn and grow. For example, if you apply for another job, that can be scary. If you get rejected, it can be a huge letdown. But, after you fail, you know that applying for a job won’t kill you and you will survive if you do it again. Even better, when you learn why you are rejected, you can fix that issue and make sure that you don’t make the same mistake twice. You can become a better version of yourself.
There was a gentleman who put himself out there for a new job, but was told that he seemed depressed during the interview, and that is why he didn’t get the job. The realization of how he presented himself to the world changed his whole life. Not only did he change his body language and behavior in interviews, he also changed them in his interactions with everyone he came across. He gained more friends, became more likable, and experienced a ton of happiness just by stepping out of his comfort zone and learning something about himself.
Get Into the Courage Zone
The opposite of the comfort zone is the courage zone. There, you will make choices and take chances that will change your life.
You will start to be one of those people who gets all the breaks, the promotions, and the luck, but you will know that luck really had nothing to do with it. The ability to take action on what you want is what really pays off in the end.
How can you get into the courage zone? Try using one of the following two tips.
1. Imagine Where You Want to Be
When you feel like you need to step out of your comfort zone, the fear will start to pull at you and beg you to step back. But, if you imagine the good that can come from getting into the courage zone, you will be able to take that step forward.
In other words, if you want to apply for a new job, but feel the fear calling your name back into the comfort of your current job, try to imagine how happy you will be working somewhere you really enjoy being. Imagine the bigger check and the new job satisfaction. Allow yourself to really feel the reward of stepping into your courage zone. When you do, going forward will be much easier.
2. Imagine Being Where You Are Ten, Twenty, or Thirty Years Down the Road
Want a different way to get into your courage zone? Imagine being exactly where you are years down the road of life because you were too scared to go after what you wanted.
If you don’t change anything, then nothing will change. That should be enough to scare anyone into getting out of their comfort zone.
Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Every time you push yourself into the courage zone, your comfort zone gets bigger. You become more confident in yourself, and more willing to push your comfort zone a little more. Being uncomfortable starts to become more comfortable.
That’s why successful people continue to get more success. It’s not because they are at the right place at the right time. It’s because their confidence has grown along with their comfort zone, and they are willing to do what many of us are not. You can be that successful and confident person, and it all starts with one step.