How often would you say that you step outside your comfort zone?
How often do you knowingly place yourself in the zone of discomfort or even in the adventure/panic zone?
Like travel somewhere on holiday - on your own - for a week or longer?
Or say yes to a project that you have no idea if you possess the skills to carry out?
Or go to a party where you don´t know anyone?
Or go back to school at the age of 30/40/50?
Or, and I found that this one in particular put me in the very red of my panic zone - go out for dinner alone in a new country. (This happened to me a lot when I was travelling with work).
What challenges you?
This week the theme in my life seems to be: STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
I promise I will give you a full recap of all the events on Friday, but until then, I need my full focus on the tasks ahead.
Like JO, I believe strongly in the saying "Fake it until you make it". If everything needs to be perfect before you have the guts to move into the zone of discomfort or the panic zone, you might as well stay on the couch for the rest of your life watching crap TV.
You want to develop? You want to evolve? You want to learn new skills and meet exciting new people? Then, don´t be so afraid to fail! What could be the worst thing to happen? Really? And the best thing to happen, what could that be?
(Satisfaction, success, knowing I DID IT, the feeling of accomplishment, victory, etc, etc. See, I´ve done my homework!...)
Well, I know one thing´s for certain. This week will definitely have me jumping and checking out what´s on the other side - and more than once - whether I like it or not...