When is the last time you jumped out of your comfort zone and embarked on a life-changing project or mission? Do you define yourself as one who likes to stay in or out of your comfort zone?
When it comes to achieving success, no one’s going to wrap it in a gift box and leave it at your door. Success is something you must go after and oftentimes that means having to get out of your comfort zone. Success is self-served.
Trying something out of the ordinary or your set routine is where it all starts. If you break your own mold, it makes you stronger and more zealous to reach the highest level in any aspect of life.
Take a Risk
Risks involve change and a plethora of uncertainties. If you are hungry for success, then you may not be fully satisfied with your current status. When you change your situation, you escape the dissatisfaction. Risk takers tend to be the minority, and they also tend to be happier and perhaps more successful. To ensure you wade through your risk-taking paddle, examine all available options. Calculate all your risks and take many of them. If not all, then a handful will be fruitful. Are you willing to be a risk taker?
Dump That Boring Routine
We are human and as such, we tend to stick to habits, perhaps resisting change. We love to eat from the same plate we have been eating from since a decade ago. Or drink from the same coffee cup. Will changing the plate or cup be detrimental? I dare say no. Change can be a good thing.
Change how you do things. If you have too much free time in your hands, let it be an opportunity to go after something new. Doing something new is already out of your comfort zone.
There is Power in Teaming Up
If you want to grow, you need to educate yourself. Spend time with a group of people who stimulate you to make life-turning decisions. Choose people who you’d like to emulate and strike a conversation. Do this with someone who has hands-on experience in a line of business you intend to invest in. They can hold your hand, give a watchful eye, and introduce you to greater circles that will interest you. Do you think you can achieve this if you are a couch potato?
Smaller Beginnings Sire the Biggest Endings
I can’t! I don’t have what it takes! These are killer thoughts you should dig up a grave and bury. You do not need $1M to start up a dream venture. Or have 1000 acres of vineyards to begin a multi-million-dollar winery. You can start with what you have in your home bank and grow your empire from the grassroots. With purpose, persistence, and desire, you are a stone’s throw to success.
The rewards when you leave your comfort zone are tremendous and lifelong. It is time to embrace change!