Friday, May 30, 2008

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

If we want more of anything in our life, the place to start with is our comfort zone. By expanding our comfort zone we will get more of what we want. It’s as simple as that.

It’s always hard to step out of our comfort zone, but when we do step out of it, the feel is awesome. We can try to expand our comfort zone for a start. All of us have fear, we fear different kind of things, and fear is one of the strongest human emotions. But when we overcome those fears, our comfort zone expands. When we find our comfort zone gets bigger and bigger, our level of self-confidence and self-esteem get higher and higher at the same time.

Conquering our fears and expanding our comfort zone do not mean jumping in and making blind decisions. To expand our comfort zone we have to take calculated risks and stop procrastinating. And as it expands, we will most likely to feel better and naturally get more things done in less time.

So how do we do this?
Here a couple of helpful tips for a start:

  • If there is something to be done, just do it, even if we are not sure what will come out of it. For example, if there is a tough sale call to make, just do it, whether or not the sale goes through, the feel after the call will be very different.

  • Be honest and sincere when we talk to others. Make sure the other person understands our points and views. It’s ok if the other person doesn’t agree. We have to stand up for what we believe in. We cannot make everybody agree and like what we said.

  • Do things we don’t do often, or have never try before. The motive is to gain more knowledge and more experience, so get involved, take whatever courses, hang out with people we respect and adore. Be surprised just by talking to them, we can already learn a lot. So take action!

  • Remember that if we have had bad experiences in the past, chances are the same thing won’t happen again, but we won’t know if we don’t try it again. So don’t let our fears control us!

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