Let’s talk about our comfort zone. You know, that safe little place where you kind of know how things pan out. The place where your life is OK and you are just cruising along. Where you know the good parts and the bad parts and you just get on with your life. The comfort zone is where most people sit their entire lives. It is comfortable and they don’t want to change. You ask somebody how they doing and they say, “I’m OK,” or “It’s alright.” Funny how that is the best it gets for some people. This is something we discuss in much more details during the NLP and life coach training.
Step outside of your comfort zone.
“For things to change, you have to change.” – Jim Rohn
People say they want to change, but at the same time they like how things are going and don’t want to upset the apple cart. You have heard people say, “I want to change but I want to stay like this.” “I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to exercise.” Many people have a dream to maybe start their own business or do something different, nut because they are in their comfort zone, or they are scared of what might go wrong, they never pursue it.
People can easily make changes when things are good. You win the lottery, it is easy to change your car, buy a different house, and change your diet, etc. Unfortunately that’s not how it always works.
How many people do you know who were affected by the recession? Some sink whilst others thrive. Sometimes things happen in your life where it gets really bad. Like losing your job. Then you change because it hurts. You might have to start that business you have been talking about for a long time, because you now you have to bring in some money to feed the family. Out of that necessity, great things have been achieved. They achieve wonderful success and the only reason is because they were forced to step outside of their comfort zone.
Stretching your comfort zone is not always easy.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein.
Sometimes people try to run away from change because it can uncomfortable. Without change there is no growth, you cannot grow and stay the same at the same time. Growth is not always comfortable and yet change is what needs to happen to grow.
Susan Jeffers wrote a wonderful book called “Feel the fear and do it anyway,” which you can find through our online shop.
Take one step at a time and expand your comfort zone a little by little. Before you know it, you will feel comfortable doing things you never thought possible. This does not mean you have to do anything extreme if you don’t want to. You could take a short course, learn a new language or something that is going to challenge you a little.
If you would like to find out more about getting rid of fears, anxiety or anything else holding you back, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help you.
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