Stepping Out Of Our Comfort Zone.
It’s easy to stay in a comfortable place for the remainder of our life, but when we’re not moving, we don’t grow. Individuals will eventually start getting tired of the same routines, begin to lose our minds, and maybe go into an unhappiness state. It’s understandable, but to get out of this, we’ve got to start somewhere. We need to remember to take baby steps. To build the courage, open up our minds to possibilities, looking at the positive sides, and talking to people who have been through this, are just a few ways, to growing. Confidence and feeling of accomplishment will start to feed into the soul. Remember small baby steps is key. Deep diving into a situation where we don’t know how to deal with it isn’t what is recommended.
Why is it important to step out of our comfort zones?
- Opens new opportunities.
- Boosts self-confidence.
- Learning about new weakness and strengths.
- Creating a new self-image.
- Maintaining relationships of support system.
- Mainly, learning a lot. Learning things that you have not know before. And learning is good for the mind.
When ones having a difficult time stepping out of their comfort zone, its important to ask around. A good support system will only make the transition healthier. Sure enough, they have experienced through the similar change we are currently going through or will go through. Seeking advice can help us be aware of what is to come and prepare for it.
But, do we want to know one main, key, significant, important, vital (ok, I’m done) to stepping out of our comfort zone? It is not to settle for less. Sounds easy, right? Not as easy as we think. Let’s ask ourselves this question? How long have we been working at our workplace? Have we been considering to change jobs? Have we considered to look at other jobs? In the process of looking at jobs have we started to make excuses? These are only one aspect of one’s life. But, it implies to every stage that one goes through in a lifespan.
People miss amazing opportunities when they are comfortable in their own comfort zone. They are afraid to take that approach with that person, accept an offer, or do a chilling adventure, because they do not want to change their routine nor do they want to have an uncomfortable feeling. Not a lot of people know, but a little secret is that change is good in life. Change is good because we are learning and growing as an individual. We’re going to feel discomfort because we’re not used to change. Take it as a good transformation for the mind and soul.
Next time we are afraid to do something or approach someone, remember why we are not doing it. Picture how the soul would feel after we’ve stepped out of our comfort zone. Yeah, it’s an amazing feeling.
Here’s a little bit of myself to tie in with today’s topic. I’m currently 23 years of age. I had to go through four different post-secondary educational institutes and four diverse programs to be where I am now. Yes, it took me five years to understand what I wanted to do, and that is ok, because life is full of learning curves. There are numerous of us right now, at this moment, who are going through the same thing, already went through it whom can relate or will go through some point in our life. One important element is to realize is that our valuable time will come to shine and make it our year. All it comes to is patience and go along for the ride.
A lesson I learned from this process is that there is no such thing as milestones in life that needing to be passed at a certain age. Things such as, marriage, finishing post-secondary education, starting a family and obtaining a professional job can be done at our time and at our pace. Questions we often ask ourselves while going through this process are why do we need to pass these achievements at a specific age? Why can’t we pass them later in life? Who said things needed to be done at a certain age?
No one should feel like we are racing our time to our life or to anyone else. A notion we shouldn’t be doing is comparing our life to others around us. There was a time in my life, where I was scared things weren’t going according to how I liked it. Until when I told myself to roll with the punches, was when everything started to fall into place. I started to live in the moment and appreciated what I have learned so far. Even thinking about the future, believe in the timing and hustle in the presence to get to our goal.
Everything happens for a reason. Our like and dislikes become different as we grow older. A friend we were friends with in the past might not be in our life now because of different reasons. Reason being to teach us a lesson at that time or to stay friends with us for life and give us memories. Our story is written differently compared to other people. We shouldn’t feel as if times is running out o get to where our age needs to be. Its okay to be late.
Now what does that mean? Is it we needing to act precisely each minute of the hour to get to where we need to be? Or does it mean we need to be patient and allow the universe (any god you believe in) to work on our story book. Ding! Ding! Ding! We need to allow timing to do its thing. It’s going to be difficult because when we see our friends, family and passer by with anything that we have been asking for days, months and years, we’ll begin to feel disappointed. But want to know something? We are all the same. We may think, the next door neighbour, got it easy, but in reality we all go through discouragements, failures and a loss of confidence to finally understand timing is working in our own pace and to believe in ourselves We all see the final product of other people’s’ success but we don’t see how long it took for individuals to arrive at that spot.
At the end of the day, everything will come to us when the universe knows when we are ready for it. In the meantime, keep hustlin’ and have our head held high. Our time is coming.