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8 Things You Need To Know About Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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Get out of your comfort zone

The comfort zone may be a great place to hang out. A number of people may hang out there for their entire life. That is because everybody likes a place where they feel safe.

The problem is staying in a comfort zone may limit your opportunities.

To achieve more and get the most out of your life please consider these 8 things you need to know about getting out of your comfort zone.

 

1. You do not have to do it all at once

Break your goal into pieces.

For instance, if you completely hate networking, and every time it comes into your mind you imagine having to be charming, witty and making sales. It does not have to work like that.

Networking simply requires you to make friends with several people.

Networking is not about pleasing everybody with your wonderful products and expertise.

Start by selecting a group you wish to visit and then show up and always be friendly. It is that simple.

“Life is a never ending journey of reaching out of our comfort zone. We can always reach new levels.” – Matthew Donnelly

2. Take action

Putting it on paper and creating a plan will not do you any good if you do not complete it with action.

Find a friend who can help you be accountable.

Let them know what you will be doing and then request them to check in with you weekly to find out if you did it or not.

It gives you encouragement to achieve something when you have to report to someone.

 

3. Change your thoughts

Everyone moves with limiting thought patterns once in a while, but since thoughts drive behavior and feelings, it is very important to try to harness the negative thoughts and replace them with positive, reality-based thoughts.

It is completely true that when we pay attention to positive aspects of life, such thought patterns lead our mind and body system toward success.

 

4. Picture yourself reaching the next level of success

The brain easily creates new neural conduits when we engage as many senses as possible; thus, it’s important to create a mental picture that’s rich in details.

How would you feel when you reach a major goal? What kinds of feelings, smells, sights, and tastes will you experience when you reach such a goal?

Take few minute breaks during the day to relax, have some deep breaths and run your mental picture.

The more you see yourself achieving your goal, the more likely you will be to move out of your comfort zone, so as to create the new behaviors and thoughts needed to succeed.

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5. Engage in a hobby

Some people go wind-surfing or sky-diving to help them experience the body and mind feeling state of doing new things and conquering fear.

You don’t necessarily have to take up high-risk hobbies to move out of your comfort zone. You can try something such as hiking a little higher or longer than usual.

The mental and emotional experience of engaging in a hobby will translate to a great vision.

You will find it easier to try new things, have new thoughts, and try new ways of doing things.

 

6. Move through fear with action

The best solution to fear is taking action. Take a bold approach to whatever you fear.

Are you afraid of inviting that successful person who might help you out? Do it!

Write a quick script, and practice saying it aloud and then pick up the phone and call.

Do you fear speaking before a group? Perhaps you can join Toast Masters and get to learn how to express yourself in a group where everybody else is also learning.

The stupid thing about fear is that it’s an emotion that’s rarely based in truth.

Do not let some misleading form of reality stop you from making achievements.

Take action and move through fear.

 

7. Invest into business

When times are difficult, we tend to cut back on our research, development and marketing budget, or new equipment.

Instead of getting ourselves into temptations to slash development-producing spending, find some good ways to invest in a business that will boost your psyche.

This makes us move out of our comfort zone by having faith in ourselves.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

8. Hire a mentor

If you need assistance moving out of your comfort zone, among the ideal ways of getting support is by hiring a mentor, coach, or a consultant who will help you plan new goals and reach higher levels.

It is obvious that we all want to be successful in life, however, very few people can say that they have achieved success.

One of the major reasons why the majority of the most successful people across the globe achieved extraordinary success is due to the fact that they were able to take risks, think differently, and move out of their comfort zones.

Have these tips been able to help you? What tips would you add to this list?

Cindy Bates is a young specialist in the educational and writing spheres. She works as a freelance writer at different companies. And one of them is called CustomWritings.com produces successful essays.

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Knowing Your Message vs Delivering Your Message

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Have you ever sent a text message only to have it misinterpreted by the person reading it? Happens all the time. Have you ever given a presentation that you were totally prepared for only to have it fall flat? Happens all the time. Have you ever had someone ask you something like, “Why are you mad?” when you were not at all mad? Happens all the time. (more…)

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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Building a business is about more than sales, marketing, and flexing on social media. While those things tend to draw attention, they attract the wrong type of clients and are not how you build a sustainable and freedom-focused business. (more…)

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I can still hear the voices of my older relatives and my elementary school teachers telling me “be disciplined”, “keep at it”, to give time and energy towards what we want. As a young, impressionable child, I believed all those things because well, they made sense. They worked. And honestly, I felt like it’s the only way to flourish. (more…)

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