As humans, we make choices everyday. It’s these choices that determine and create our daily Habits, the situations we deal with, our choices will also pave the path to our goals.
The trouble is that our minds often lie to us. Our mind has developed what are known as heuristics (shortcuts) that create quick decisions. Or, your mind is quick to make decisions for you (fight or flight) and it serves us well most of the time (and that’s why it exists).
But these heuristics also have a negative side: Your mind often look for the easiest path. It lets you believe, feel, and do things that often put you in a comfort zone.
Want to shoot a video? Your mind tells you that you don't look good or nobody will watch it.
I've learned it takes pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone to achieve absolutely anything:
· I decided to lose weight. So I give up on all those foods I loved to eat and hit the gym.
· I decided to build muscle. I got a coach and gradually increase weights.
· I decided to become a public speaker. Well, I had to get on stage and demolish my fears.
Happy, successful people have all moved out of their comfort zone.
Once you move out of your comfort zone, no matter how scary or how unattainable your goal seems, you are already on your way to success.
Let get back to it. Here is how to start. Start by being specific and clear about what lies outside of your comfort zone. Know what’s involved. Visualize what you will accomplish and how are you going to get there. Internalize it accept it and go for it. Remember, you don’t have to do anything death-defying to make “moving out of the comfort zone” a continual Habit
In fact, you can start with very simple things. Talking to someone new, traveling to unknown places, eating food you never tried, taking a new route to work or trying out new things. Pretty much anything you've never done before.
Remember the quote from Michael Jordan, he failed so many times, that’s why he end up succeeding. Keep failing forward. Don’t try to be perfect or looking for ways to be right all the time, just do your best and make an impact every day and with everyone you meet. Know that certainty is the enemy of growth. Nothing is certain in the days we live. All we know for certain is the sun will come tomorrow. Other than that, let's live with intention every day.
– Insight about moving out of the comfort zone:
Are you moving out of your comfort zone yet? Let get to work. click this link to learn if you current Habits are helping you or sabotaging you.