Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone
When you are trying to become confident and reach your goals in personal development, it can be important to get out of your comfort zone. By getting out of your comfort zone and enjoying it, you gain confidence and self-esteem, which is very important if you want to better yourself. In order to get out of your comfort zone, you need to do the following:
- First of all, don’t be afraid of looking stupid. That is one of the biggest things that holds people back. Just be stupid. Make a fool of yourself, jump around and act dumb. Whatever you need to do to break the ice. You will find that not only do you enjoy it, the consequences are not going to be anything near as bad as you though they would be.
- The only thing to fear is fear itself. This is very true and you should live by this adage. If you are afraid of something, face it. If you do not like spiders, get surrounded by spiders. If you are afraid of heights, go up to the top of a skyscraper. By doing this, you will realize that most of your fears are groundless and if you can conquer them, you can conquer anything.
- You need to take pleasure in change and the unknown. You can never know what is going to happen around the corner, but that does not mean you can’t be ready for change when it comes. When the change comes, embrace it and embrace the unknown that it brings. When you do this, you free yourself and you create something for yourself that can be very rewarding. Just accept that there are unknown things and be happy with that. You will find that in the end you are much happier with yourself as a result.
- Be ready for risks and do not always be afraid of them. Many people do not want to take risks because they are afraid something bad will happen. However, there is just as good of a chance that something great may happen. Sure, not all risks will work out but if you don’t take any risks, you won’t get any rewards. As a result, you need to be ready for risks as they come and you need to take those risks. Get comfortable with the concept of risks and do not be afraid of them. With risk, you may lose something and sometimes that can be very hard to deal with. However, you may also gain something. Look at risk like love. In love, you may lose out and end up having your heart broken, but if you do not take the risk to find someone special, you may never know the joy of finding your soul mate.
Getting out of your comfort zone will help you realize your dreams and achieve things you never thought possible. You just need to be ready and prepared to get out of that comfort zone.
To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Sep 7, 2010.
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