One of my favourite things to say to clients and indeed to prospective clients, is that change happens out of your comfort zone. That if you get out of your comfort zone and keep doing the exciting, thrilling, stretching stuff, that soon becomes your comfort zone and you can take on higher and harder challenges.
So I thought I better do it.
I can’t tell you how long I have been meaning to do more video and get myself more ‘out there’ on the interweb thingy, but somehow it never quite happens and the weeks drift on, self –set deadlines have gone by the wayside and still no shiny smiley face on your Facebook stream.
So my coach took up the baton.
‘If it’s that important, what is stopping you from getting on and do it?’
‘Errrrm…well, nothing, except I suppose, fear’.
It sounds so crazy when you say it out loud. I couldn’t even say what I was afraid of, but there it was. A silly, self-created fear. But there it was, that’s all that was in my way. Everyone around me is supportive, I know that I can make videos, I have all the technology. It’s all in my head!
Well, there was nothing for it – if that’s all it was, then I had to face it. And to make doubly sure that I went through with it, I announced it to my coach and on Facebook so that there was no going back.
It’s the same for all of us. When you look at what is stopping you, there are quite often some real issues – freeing up time, talking it through with someone, money – but fundamentally, these real issues can be overcome. It is often the fear in our head that holds us back. The worry that if we get out of our comfort zone, something might happen.
Well, it does. And it’s usually the best feeling in the world.
I have jumped over this hurdle and there’s no going back. It’s another feather in my cap, another string in my bow. My comfort zone has now moved up a notch.
And I can’t wait to get on with the next challenge!!
What about you? Is there anything that you have been putting off because of a self-created fear? What is the worst that can happen? What could be the benefit of going ahead?
Weigh it all up and you’ll soon find that taking the plunge could be the best thing that you have ever done!
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