The comfort zone
We often talk about how working towards your goals demands effort and sacrifices in life and that you need to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes more and sometimes less. We all know the feeling, where we feel safe and relaxed, and just doing what is needed and not more. It can be a pleasant place but will it make you grow or develop? This can be as much physical in training as it is a psychological obstacle. What will it take to get motivated and step out into something that might be frightening or demands hard work?
The comfort zone, as defined by Lifehacker, is a “behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk” — the operative words here being stress and risk. In our comfort zone, there is a sense of familiarity, security, and certainty. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk, and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety; we’re not quite sure what will happen and how we’ll react.
The road out of the comfort zone
We talk about the three phases of the change process, the Present, the Path, and the Goal.
“Life begins at the end of your comforts zone”
The present is your current stand, often called the “flow zone” where life pass by in relatively high speed with daily tasks and obligations. The scary part of the present is that it easily take all of your time with things that not necessary are the things you really want to spend your time on. When you spend all your time doing things that are expected by others it leaves little or no time to do the things that are important to you.
“The only real luxury is time, You can’t get time back”
“You don’t know your limits until you push yourself past them”
The path is the actual journey you are about to commence. This is where you prove to yourself that you can “walk your talk” and move towards your goal. The road “To Become a Better You” should contain challenges for you and you will have to make choices in your life and most probably some sacrifices. The things you do have direct impacts on your life. Some impacts might feel bad at once the good impacts of reaching your goal should make it worth it.
In this app, you will have access to several tools that increase the chance of success significantly.
“Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning”.
The goal you define should reflect and mirror things that are important to you in your life.
Three life rules:
- If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it.
- If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no
- If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.
Find the stories you want to tell when you grow old and find out what you are currently doing that move you towards those stories.