It feels… well…uncomfortable.
As a result, people will go to great lengths to avoid situations that make them feel uncomfortable.
Unfortunately, that avoidance strategy is a killer of creating change, achieving the results you really want and living and working on your own terms.
Change doesn’t happen by staying in your comfort zone. Change only happens by stepping out of your comfort zone.
And thereby lies the challenge.
To create change and strike out in new directions requires doing something you haven’t done before.
It means rocking the status quo. It requires deciding not to settle for mediocrity.
All those things can feel scary. It can bring up all sorts of feelings like fear, resistance and self doubt. And that feels uncomfortable.
So, unless you are willing to expose yourself to feeling uncomfortable you are going to stay stuck. Believe me, I tried for many years to change a number of areas of my life in my safe little comfort zone and it does not work.
It was only when I stepped out of my comfort zone that the really good stuff started to happen in my life, work and relationships.
You have to get out there and frighten the pants off yourself. You have to take risks. You have to feel fear and carry on regardless.
Here is something worth thinking about:
Thinking staying in your comfort zone is safe is a huge mistake. It’s not safe at all.
It’s not safe because you are risking a lifetime of just existing rather than living. You are settling for mediocrity in your life, work and relationships. That’s not safe. From where I’m sitting that is downright dangerous. It is a hell of a gamble to take with your one and only life.
The bottom line is this:
If you are serious about creating change you have got to get comfortable feeling uncomfortable.
If you are willing to do that the sky is the limit. You could transform your life, work and relationships. You could have the quality of life and fulfillment that you really want.
To me, that sounds like something worth feeling a little uncomfortable for.
So I invite you take a look at what sort of feelings come up for you when you want to create change or achieve different results. What do you need to do to manage those feelings so that you can learn how to get comfortable feeling uncomfortable?