Get Ahead In Life! Leave Your Comfort Zone

Be focusedA comfort zone might be a nice place, but nothing great or worthwhile comes out of staying in that place. Doing only easy or comfortable things won’t help you in the long run.

So why do people refuse to take risks? Some reasons include;

  • Fear and doubt. Don’t allow fear to paralyze your progress in life and stop you from doing things. As long as it is not illegal or criminal, pray and then do what you have to do.
  • Past rejection and failure. Have you made a decision in the past because you were rejected? You said I will never do this /go there again. Please don’t give yourself an agenda because someone rejected you in the past. You may end up going down the wrong path.
  • You feel someone will one day come along and help you achieve your goals/dreams. This may never happen so mbok(please) stop waiting and start doing.
  • You believe that things will somehow sort themselves out. You believe that your goals/dreams will be actualized without you needing to do anything regarding it. This may also never happen.

In life, you have to be willing to take risks, be vulnerable and reach out beyond what you are used to. Some opportunities require you stretch yourself and step out of your comfort zone. You may not be prepared for it. You may not have the necessary skills, finances etc for it. This can make you uncertain because you are not sure if you will succeed or not, but you need to grab that opportunity and run with it. Pray about it, learn what you have to, develop the required skills, put in the necessary time and effort and cultivate the right relationships that will help you succeed at it. So when doubt and fear creep into your thoughts, remember the following;

Comfort zone

  • You can handle whatever comes at you. Don’t underestimate or doubt your ability to handle the situation or even the consequences of taking the risk.
  • The risk of failure or something going wrong is not as high as you’re estimating. Don’t focus more on what might go wrong instead focus on what will happen and how you will feel when you succeed.

Take the risks in life that are worth taking. I agree with this quote by Brian Tracy “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”

Comments are welcome.

Emem Ita

Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

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Emem Ita
About Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

Learn how to turn your knowledge & expertise into income by building online influence. Interested? Simply send an SMS now with your name & email to 08061683126

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