Sometimes the only way you will learn, progress, grow, elevate is by doing things that scare you a little bit. Like sending that message to your boss, or maybe confronting your friend because they have done something to upset you, or starting that hobby you’ve been wanting to do for AGES, or breaking up from that relationship that’s left you feeling anxious and crazy…
Sometimes you just gotta bite that bullet.
Let me tell you, it is VITAL to step out of your comfort zone, and here’s why:
Comfort blankets are NOT always good
Our comfort zone is a place where stress and anxiety are minimal. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being in your comfort zone unless you get too comfortable and start holding yourself back instead of challenging yourself to learn, grow and try new things. Fear of failure gets larger, and you forget what it’s like to press ‘go’. Feeling utterly uncomfortable, whether or not by choice, can push us to achieve goals and things that we didn’t ever think were possible. Time to take that leap girl.
Taking risks helps us grow
As children, we’re natural risk-takers. I’ve got some dancers in my class who are 7 years old and completely fearless, next to 50-year-olds who are PETRIFIED. It’s because as we get older, we start holding ourselves back and attempting fewer new things. GIVE YOURSELF A SHAKE IF THIS IS YOU. This is just going to prevent you from growing.
Trying new things can make you more fearless
Stepping out of your comfort zone even once makes it easier and more likely that you’ll do it again. It’s a skill and behaviour we have to teach OURSELVES.
Learning new things throughout your life contributes to satisfaction, a sense of achievement and therefore happiness. Your happiness is the number 1 priority before anything, ALWAYS. Gain friends, new relationships, clearer knowledge, a stronger mindset and watch your entire world change, just by doing what scares you.
So basically, if you are unsure about going travelling, quitting that job that is making you depressed or leaving that toxic relationship… my advice to you would be TAKE THAT RISK, & FLIPPING DO IT. Do it, experience it, and take it as a learning curve on YOUR journey, or spend your life feeling half hearted and unfulfilled forever, wondering what if?
If I didn’t take the risk 6 years ago when I started my own company from leaving my full time job at Microsoft HQ, I wouldn’t be where I am today. There is nothing worse than constantly thinking ‘what if’… it’s time to DO IT!