“How we spend our days, is of course how we spend our lives”
I just love this graphic and think it’s so reflective of how we feel about staying or leaving our comfort zones. For the magic to happen, you have to get outside your comfort zone. It’s not too far outside the comfort zone, but there is clearly a space between the outside of the comfort zone circle and the beginning of the circle where “magic happens”. And for many of us, that small space can seem like a huge leap.
Think about something you’ve wanted to change in your life or business, or something you’d like to do, or try. Something that would take you outside your comfort zone. Does this possible move from your comfort zone excite you, scare you, and petrify you? What keeps you stuck from moving forward?
For many, it can be the fear of failure that holds them back. And most likely, it’s a lack of faith that the outcome will be worth the risk. A lack of faith in the magic.
What is holding you back from your big dreams? It’s important to identify and name what those things may be for you.
Here are three things that might help you leave your comfort zone and move into the area where the magic happens:
1-Stop telling yourself the same story. These stories might sound something like this: “I don’t have the money”, “I’m too old”, “I’m too young”, “I can’t change, I’ve always been like this”, “I’m not smart enough”, “and I’m not good enough”. Stop running these tapes in your head and create a new story for yourself that is not only more accurate, but true.
2-Ask for what you want. It’s important to learn to ask for what you want. Notice I say “learn”-yes, it is possible to learn to ask for what you want. People who don’t ask for what they want stay stuck, angry and resentful, as if things should just magically appear for them without ever having to articulate it. The ability to ask for things can be the single biggest success factor in your relationships, earnings and in playing a bigger game in the world.
3-Take massive action. Thinking, dreaming and wishing about moving out of your comfort zone will not make it happen. Or trying to manifest the next big thing will also not work on its own. You must be willing to take action-every day, in many large and small ways, if you want your big dream to come true.
Assignment: I encourage you to look at something you’ve been considering for some time that will take you outside your comfort zone. Ask yourself, what’s the story you’ve been telling yourself about this? What’s true and untrue about your story? Now, how can you create a more accurate story for yourself? Ask for what you want and need get the support and resources you need to make this happen. Then take an action step every day that will take you the place where “magic happens”. Be sure and let me know how it goes, and if I can support you in anyway, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-653-6977.
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