Last week was a first for me in my business and it got me thinking how we can grow by challenging ourselves. As I often say, we are comfort creatures. We easily fall into routines that maintain us in a high level of comfort.
As we grow up, we like routines because they’re predictable. And there’s nothing wrong with this. We need predictable to feel safe, to create a sense of belonging, a sense of control over our lives. The problem is when we get so comfortable that we can’t see a way forward. Or when we see a way to grow and get to better standards, but we are too lazy to actually do what it takes. So, for me doing a whole week of lives is out there, out of my comfort zone. I decided it was time to do it because I enjoy so much talking and connecting with others. I know it’s not the same as being in front of a room full of people, but it’s pretty close.
By the end of the week, I was so happy that I had done it! I enjoyed so much having the experience of showing up every day of the week and delivering a presentation to help people struggling with anxious thoughts. Seeing how well it went, my goal now is to create an ebook that people can download and keep practicing the tools to train their anxious mind to become calm and focused when they want. Also, I’ll include the videos of the lives as a mini course for everybody that couldn’t be there last week and would love to try some of the tools I talked about in the training. This week of being vulnerable and pushing myself to do something uncomfortable has taught me that I can do anything I dream of. And this feeling is amazing because it’s proof that I’m progressing in my business and as a person, and progress equal happiness!
How do you challenge yourself? How do you get out of your comfort zone and go forward with your dreams? Remember, being comfortable is great and serves a need for certainty and belonging, but we also need a level of uncertainty and adventure in our lives. Stay strong and dream big!