“We are so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “I do not want to” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.”
― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Outside of the Box
So much lies right outside your comfort zone. The comfort zone is where many people spend most of their time, that special place where everything is familiar and known. Here, things continue on with predictable sameness; nothing amazing or out of the ordinary happens when you:
• wake up
• get ready
• go to work
• come home
• watch TV
• go to bed
If you don’t push yourself to go into your dis-comfort zone through creative development, this dull routine becomes your life.
Your dis-comfort zone is where you learn and grow because everything is new and different to you. Unless you are completely happy with where you are and where you are going, you will need to take forward steps. In order to take those steps to develop and enhance your entrepreneurial skills, you will have to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
There’s a Better Place
“Success lies right outside of your comfort zone” is a common phrase typically spouted by motivational speakers. That simple expression has become a mantra for so many because we already know everything in our comfort zones, so to grow and develop we must have the strength and courage to accept the uncomfortable aspects of learning and trying new things.
Each time you reach for new goals, it is typically uncomfortable, yet deeply rewarding.
You are encouraged to step outside your comfort zone at work so that you can experience higher levels of sales, success and fulfillment. Excellent life skills come from learning and practicing new and different approaches, techniques, and strategies through creative development. Just learning and performing certain new techniques can be very uncomfortable in the world. However, if you prepare yourself to be uncomfortable and look at this growth as a challenge and stepping stone to the next level, you will be ready and more confident to proceed.
The more comfortable you become being uncomfortable, the more you will learn and grow and the faster you’ll reach success and deeper fulfillment. You grow most when you don’t let being uncomfortable stop you from reaching your goals.
Find Success through Creative Development
Think about the first time you started anything new. It was uncomfortable, wasn’t it? You had to think about how you were even going to start. You might have started with research. After that, you had to worry about what you were going to do based on your research. You had to actually put into practice something new. You were probably nervous, unsure of the product and unsure of yourself, right? Still, you worked through this uncomfortable feeling to gain something new. Being uncomfortable for those few hours, days, or weeks has allowed you an opportunity to reach higher levels of freedom, success and a certain confidence. This is how creative development works.
Think about the first successful outcome you obtained – how cool was it? How uncomfortable were you? The only way to ever get where you want to go is to get a little uncomfortable first. Think of being uncomfortable as fun and challenging instead of scary; in this way, things are more interesting and you will learn and accomplish much more.
Leave Your Comfort Zone
There are many ways to enhance your life skills as you pursue a life of deeper fulfillment:
- Attend community workshops and events.
- Keep up-to-date on changes and advancement in education, technology and/or business.
- Prepare and give presentations by joining Toastmasters.
- Enhance your communication and relational skills.
- Start small by setting aside 5-10 minutes to journal about what you did yesterday.
- Work up to presenting creative development seminars based on what you’ve learned.
If you’re looking to dis-comfort your life, click here to sign up for a free 30 minute Time Creation Session. There’s no better time to start than now.