Get out of your Comfort Zone
Being in a comfort zone will kill you. Maybe not physically, but it will kill your desire to succeed, your talents, your abilities and your life. Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute is just stupid. Sitting in a comfort zone that stifles you is just as stupid. So Get out of your Comfort Zone. If you don’t Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone now, it will get harder and harder to do it. I heard someone say a little while back do something scary that doesn’t kill you. Most people go through life never really reaching out and doing anything daring or scary or anything to get out of their comfort zones. Comfort is something we typically all search and seek for. Let’s face it, nobody likes to be uncomfortable. But success and fun lies on the outside of being comfortable. I mean, think about it. We don’t talk about the days in our lives when things go perfectly normal and as planned. We talk and remember the uncomfortable things. For instance, one of my favorite memories of camping in the swamp, a ritual we do every year on Thanksgiving weekend, was when it rained. I don’t mean it rained for an hour, I mean, it RAINED all weekend. It let up long enough for us to set up our tents and I think we had an hour break or so on Saturday, but the rest of the time, it rained. My buddy’s tent got flooded. His stuff was floating in there. We had to cook in the rain under a tarp and run the bilge pump on the boat, in the middle of the night, to keep it from sinking. It was absolutely miserable. It was definitely not comfortable. I was never so happy to pack up and go home to get dry and comfortable. But now, years later, we sit around and talk and laugh about it. I wouldn’t want to do it again, but MAN that was fun. So, think back. What have you done in your life to get out of your comfort zone and do something scary that won’t kill you?
Steps to take to Get out of your Comfort Zone
Well, really, there is just one. As I said before, to Get out of your Comfort Zone, you simply have to do something today that scares you that won’t kill you. I’m not suggesting going out and doing something dangerous, necessarily, but do something different. Something as simple as going into a restaurant and asking the waiter/waitress to “surprise you” instead of ordering the same old thing off of the menu. I have had some incredibly good food, that I would never have ordered, doing just that. Have you ever seen a kid on a diving board for the first time? They crawl out to the end and go back. Then they go back out to the end. Maybe the Dad is standing there saying “Come on…you can do it!” Then, when they finally break through and do it, they make laps jumping off of it and giggling the whole time. It was terrifying at first and then they can’t get enough. Then, you have to drag them out of the pool. Same with roller coasters for people who hate them. VERY rarely have I seen anyone who was afraid of roller coasters get off of one and not feel energized. They may not want to get back on one, but at least they did it and that is something they can be proud of.
What happens when you Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?
When you get out of your comfort zone, you immediately feel a sense of pride. You feel a sense of accomplishment. The rush of endorphins and adrenaline you feel when you get done will fuel you forward in life. Just knowing you were willing to get out of your comfort zone puts you in a category that most people will never know. I definitely know how it feels to be stuck in a rut and be in that comfort zone. I was/am an emotional eater. I’ll admit it. I love laying on the couch while watching TV and stuffing my face full of crap that is good but not good for me. That is my comfort zone. When I started P90X, I knew I needed to do it but after the first few days when I was sore, I was not happy. I kept repeating to myself…. Get out of your comfort zone!! It took awhile but the weight came off, I got sore, but I got strong. I had to stop eating crap. It was not easy but I did it and you can too. Building a Beachbody Business definitely gets me out of my comfort zone. I absolutely love helping people but doing something other people won’t do is tough sometimes. If you want to do anything important or noteworthy with your life from athletics to business to starting a non-profit organization or just asking a stranger for directions, you MUST get out of your comfort zone. If you want to make a change and start your fitness journey, you are DEFINITELY going to have to change your lifestyle and get out of your comfort zone. So, start today. Step out and do something scary that won’t kill you. Then, Contact Me and let me know what it was. I’d love to hear from you!!
OK, as a side note, I had to show you a picture of my wife, Melanie, as Jimmy the Cow at Chick Fil A yesterday. She got out of her comfort zone and had a ball!! Pick something and just go do it and get it off of your bucket list!!!
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