“Real Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
I’m sitting here writing this today knowing good and well that I’m actually writing it to myself as much as for you. It’s so much easier to sit back and let life happen. We all are guilty of it to some degree and when we realize what’s happening we wake up and can’t believe how much time has gone by and we’re still a long way from our dreams.
Our comfort zones are a place within our minds where we are the most comfortable but mostly a place where we feel the most in control.
Ah, I think that’s the biggest clue to why it’s easier to settle and let life go by…it’s because we are in the most control and honestly we have a hard time giving up that control.
When I think of the times when I’ve disappointed myself because of not following through with a plan or when I wasn’t focused and allowed a number of other things to get in the way of my goal. Or at the end of the day realizing that it didn’t turn out the way I planned and thinking “ O well, tomorrow is another day”… I have fallen prey to the old familiar force of living in my comfort zone and allowing resistance to push me back.
Sometimes living in this cycle is easier than actually doing the work that I call my dream. Maybe you can relate…?
You start you day with good intentions, only to get pulled in 15 different directions as the day unfolds and before you know it, you’re so tired, dinner needs to be made, you can’t focus on another thing…Whatever the reason, everything you wanted to work on has to be pushed to the next day…AGH!!! Hence the CYCLE!
So what’s stops us from fulfilling our dreams, or rising above the status quo of everyday life? What’s holding onto us so tightly that sometimes we don’t even realize another day or week has gone by and we’re still at the same place we were days ago.
I believe it’s called “Our Comfort Zone”
Our Comfort zone is set up to keep us comfortable, so as we learn in life what feels good and what doesn’t, our comfort zone is setting up invisible borders that are meant to keep us safe and to live our lives with certainty.
Certainty is the key word because in our subconscious mind we like things and life to be a certain way.
We like to know the outcome, to be assured that when we do this, that is going to happen.
Well when you open the entrepreneurial door, Certainty fly’s out the window.
Certainty is the belief that something is TRUE!
It doesn’t matter if it’s real or not, you believe it’s TRUE!
So how do you get comfortable with the uncomfortable goals to go after your dreams?
#1 Know Your Edge!
Recognize that in order to go forward with your goal or dream you are going to come to some brick walls that have to be scaled. These walls are the edge of your comfort zone and remember their there to keep you safe and comfortable.
#2 Pay Attention To Your Mind Games!
Our thoughts are one of the most powerful weapons we have available to us. But they can also be our most powerful weapon being used against us. Pay attention to what is going on in your thoughts.
#3 Stir Up Courage
Courage is the ability to do something even thou we’re afraid. This dream you have on the inside of you wouldn’t be there if you didn’t have the ability inside to accomplish it. Courage is Confidence to keep moving forward even thou you’re scared. It’s getting comfortable facing the fear and uncertainty that lies ahead.
Here’s a thought when facing Fear and Uncertainty…
“FEAR IS YOUR GREEN LIGHT TO GO”
Fear and uncertainty are your lights that are lighting the path to your Purpose!
We have to learn how to embrace them and once we do our Courage, Confidence, Boldness and Visions begin to unfold in the form of our Dream.
“Life Begins At The Edge Of Your Comfort Zone”
Know that the bigger your dreams, the more edges you will have to break through. Success is a step by step process that takes time.
You’ll have to work on not only your dreams but you’ll have to work on yourself, your inner man….
To Rise Above And Get Comfortable With The Uncomfortable!
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