(usually) Leaving your comfort zone means change. The two are most definitely linked. You can not leave your comfort zone without changing anything. I have found change to have a strange stigma surrounding it, to the extent that people think you are either good at it or bad at it, the latter being mainly down to lack of trying it. Changing or choosing things like; new and different career paths, jobs, houses, universities and many more are not difficult. The practicality and physicality of change is very easy, but getting your head around it is the hard part.
Change is quite easily monitored ,however, by taking simple steps and challenging them one by one. I have found that by setting targets of what I would like to accomplish within a certain timeframe, whilst committing it to paper, or speaking it out loud makes it that bit easier to achieve.
Although keep in mind that leaving your comfort zone doesn't have to mean an expensive trip around the world, or leaving your job to go and work with orphans. It most certainly can be something inexpensive and smaller things in life that push you that little bit further. This could mean taking up a new class, going out, joining a gym, learning an instrument, meeting people or making daily choices different to your usual routine that challenge you.
Remember that the wonderful thing about change is that if you don't like the situation you have got yourself in, it can be changed again and again, it will just take some courage and resilience not to settle for anything less than your worth and vision.
No one is going to do it for you. You can be extremely sure of that.
If you leave your comfort zone you will;
- Meet new people
- See new things
- Learn new skills
- Achieve new heights
- Gain confidence
- Fear less
- Worry less
... to name but a few
The one thing you won't do is regret it. Every experience is a learning experience.
Thank you for reading.
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