Sunday, 13 September 2015

Stepping outside your comfort zone

People don't like to feel uncomfortable in any situation. As a result, people will go to great lengths to avoid situations that make them feel uncomfortable. Unfortunately, sometimes that avoidance strategy is a killer of creating change and achieving the results you want.

Change doesn't happen by staying in your comfort zone. Change only happens by stepping out of it. And thereby lies the challenge. To create change and strike out in new directions requires doing something you haven't done before. Yes! It means rocking the status quo. It requires deciding not to settle for mediocrity.

Making changes 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.  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.

So I invite  each and everyone of you to 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?

Sherldine Tomlinson.