Why would anyone willingly do something that scares them? I can think of many reasons. Being scared certainly pushes you out of your comfort zone. Gets that adrenaline flowing. Wakes you from your lethargy. Puts some oomph in your day.
It makes you feel alive.
What if you were given the opportunity to do something scary? Would you respond with a “Yes, but…I like my life as it is. Why shake things up? I don’t have time; this is crazy; I can’t. I need a guarantee…”
Ah, hello, fear! If you believe something is fearful, then it is – funny how that works.
But that also makes the opposite true: believing you can overcome your fear makes things less scary! What if you broke out of the same-old, same-old and pushed your limits? What if you told your fears that you’re in charge and ready to step outside your comfort zone?
There are many gifts here, with your name written on them in large, sparkly letters:
I can do things I didn’t think possible!
I am so proud of myself!
I live life big!
I can deal with fear!
Don’t keep these gifts waiting. The party won’t last forever. Grab the chance to design your life the way you want it. All because you left your comfort zone!
Now It’s Your Turn
What have you put off trying because fear got in the way? What small step could you take toward your fear? Who could you tap to support you going forward?