Ah, the Comfort Zone. Who hasn’t heard plenty of rhetoric about that homey place that keeps everything in your life safe, secure, cozy and…. the same? Yes, we’ve all heard that getting what you want in this world and living the life you’ve been dreaming of requires that you bust out of this invisible yet dauntingly safe little bubble. Almost to the point where it sounds like “blah, blah, blah…”.
And yet I believe that somehow, everybody intuitively knows that it is all true. If we want our dreams to come to life, surely we all know that we have to be willing to try things that have been nagging us for attention, the things that scare us, the things that will help us grow. Right?
What does this mean to you, the potential creative business owner? It is relevant for anyone pursuing their dreams, of course. But I feel especially strongly that the willingness to get uncomfortable is an exceptionally important skill for the budding entrepreneur. None of this is for the faint of heart. None of this is for anybody who isn’t ready to get into some Soul-stretching places and put themselves on display for what they believe in (and eventually make money doing). So it follows that making the area in which we live every day bigger and more open to new experiences and new opportunities might be particularly pertinent to those of us who want to have a business of their own. (And that’s why you’re here with me, honestly, isn’t it?)
There will be mind-blowing new challenges headed your way in all of this, the business and dream-pursuing adventure. No doubt about it.
But suppose that there were a way to practice getting to the point where new challenges aren’t so scary anymore, steps that you could take to give you more confidence for the bigger leaps in life? A comfort-zone busting “workout”, if you will? I believe that there is. And it involves taking several small steps, looking inward and outward, and taking on daily challenges and exercises that will help build your comfort building “muscle” like maxing out upper body with gargantuan barbell.
I’ve created a New Challenge for you to start this month. It’ll be five days of trying new things that will help you expand your areas of familiarity to include space for more action, more adventure, and more experiences. Ready to get started?
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(And P.S…. Some recommended reading would be the one and only Tim Ferriss’s “The Four-Hour Workweek”, where he lists many examples of action steps you can take to expand the ol’ Comfort Zone, which of course was a major inspiration for this article. Tim, where would I be without you?)
I can’t wait to hear about what you think of this month’s challenge, and I welcome your thoughts on the ever-daunting zone of comfort! What has been your biggest challenge in that regard? Let me know in the comments below!