For the last few weeks I’ve been chatting a ton about how fear can keep you locked safely within your comfort zone…and in a life that you’re not loving (catch up on all my previous posts HERE).
If you’re after massive life transformation then I hate to break it to you, but you’re NEVER EVER going to get it until you recognize how fear is holding you back and take the action required to get over it.
And if you need a little more convincing, because yes, the idea of facing your fears may not be particularly pleasant (though it does get waaaaaaay better I promise) then read on…
Here are the top 5 reasons (there are about 100000 more I could list…) why getting out of your comfort zone and smashing through your fears is THE BEST thing you’ll ever do for yourself:
You’ll gain clarity
If you’re anything like me when I was all stuck in my Quarter Life Crisis, you may be feeling insanely lost and confused about where you should be headed in life, let alone how to get there. I was paralyzed by indecision and as a result stayed exactly where I was in life, just getting a heap more frustrated, annoyed and disappointed with myself as the days, weeks and years progressed.
It wasn’t until I hit the lowest point of my QLC (read more about that HERE if you so choose to) that I just said f!@# it, something has to change. I knew I had to start DOING something so threw myself at anything and everything that came my way; dance classes, random invitations out to places I usually wouldn’t have gone, dating like a champion, golf lessons, horse riding, going out alone, making new friends…you name it, I tried it.
It was through this seemingly random action that I started to get the clarity I so badly needed about what I really wanted from life and how to get it. I started just following what seemed like my whims, but gradually I could see more specific opportunities come my way…like a project at work that led to a change in my job that led to my dream job or the pile of dates with ok guys, to the one where I met my now husband, which led to a move to the country with him where I’ve never been happier.
Decide to take action, don’t over think it, just get out there are start doing stuff you wouldn’t usually do or keep putting off. Take whatever opportunities come your way because I promise you, you cannot predict the all kinds of awesome that will happen when you approach life this way. Life wants to unfold in the most epic way ever if you give it a chance to. But YOU have to start living it first.
You’ll feel amazing
Think back to being a kid and how awesome it felt when you first went the whole way across the monkey bars, worked out a long division problem in math (that one stillllll eludes me…), performed the lead role in the school play, learnt how to swim, went on your first date, got your driver's licence, the list goes on...
Life back then was always full of firsts and new challenges and subsequently the high and all the awesome feelings associated with mastering something new and doing yourself proud.
Getting outside your comfort zone will do the exact same thing for you now.
It’s the fastest way to find new love for yourself, be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished, feel alive, empowered and like you can conquer the world. Oh and did I mention how much FUN it is too?!?!?! Because it can be the most fun ever, if you let it.
You’ll welcome change
Life is all about change. If you’re currently stuck in a life you’re not loving and you want something better, then you’re going to have to start welcoming change. And getting outside your comfort zone is welcoming change with your arms wide open. It’s finally declaring that you’re ready for the epic life you’ve been waiting for.
Meeting your fears head on you will learn pretty quickly that there really isn’t anything to fear (except fear itself because that what keeps you in a crap life, thanks Roosevelt). You’ll find that every fear you tackle brings you some awesome new opportunity and that failure isn’t a thing if you don’t want it to be, it’s just an opportunity to grow.
Once you seek these challenges you’ll find the way that you handle life’s ups and downs changes completely. You will be more resilient, confident and prepared. You will know you can tackle anything that comes your way and you’ll be set up for life.
You’ll be epic
Getting outside your comfort zone is how epic people become epic. This is because challenging yourself is the fastest way to grow.
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.”
Consider your life currently living within you comfort zone? How epic is it? I’m guessing not very, which is why you’re reading this post.
Think about all the cool people in the world that have done crazy amazing things; Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, J.K Rowling, Serena Williams… Do you think that any of these people achieved what they have from staying within their comfort zone, playing safe, caring what other people thought of them or staying within societal expectations?
Every wildly successful, or even moderately successful person takes risks and pushes themselves outside what they consider comfortable. They get comfortable being uncomfortable.
You’ll end up closer to the life you want
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
All of the four reasons above combine to bring you a whole lot closer to the awesome life that you’re after. Getting outside your comfort zone will throw you into the path of amazing new opportunities that weren’t previously available to you. As you meet each challenge you set yourself, your confidence will grow and if you continue to raise the bar higher, your life will improve exponentially.
If any of these reasons sound vaguely appealing to you then OMG you’re in luck because I happen to have created a FREE 5 DAY comfort zone smashing challenge, 5 Days to Freedom, that will not only have you feeling like the BEST and most EMPOWERED version of yourself, it will have you powering towards a life filled with all the fun and happiness you know your life can and should be giving you.
You just wait for the results.
When I set myself a similar challenge a few years ago, it seriously was only months till I landed my dream job, had an amazing new boyfriend (now my husband) and plans to move to the country where I am now and have never been so happy!
Not to mention the fact that I felt ALIVE for the first time in years. I felt like I was finally myself in the most happy, empowered, confident, unstoppable and fun loving version possible.
Because I get epic FOMO and I know how powerful this stuff can be, I’m going to be doing the challenge along with you all. I also get that getting out of your comfort zone can be a little scary so I’ve set up a Facebook Group for the challenge where we can have epic chats and a whole lot of fun doing it all together!
So…now’s your chance to take the plunge, step outside your comfort zone and start powering into the awesome life I know you want. Sign up HERE and totally grab a friend, or two, or more and sign them up too…let’s make this thing HUGE!