There are many quotes about the concept “get comfortable with being uncomfortable”. One of my favorites is “Find your comfort zone, then leave it”. It’s simple and straight to the point. This applies to any aspect of your life where an opportunity for growth is waiting for you to take it but you don’t because it requires you to come out of your comfort zone. Typically the barrier between you and growth is fear. Fear of many things but in general, the unknown. We often become so engrossed with the “what ifs” and all that could go wrong that we lose sight of all that has an equal chance of going right. It’s all about perception and attitude.
Some may think this is easier said than done but who said anything about easy? It’s not easy. As a matter of fact, you will probably reach the most uncomfortable state you have been in physically, emotionally and mentally. Guess what though? It is okay. You will survive and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This is not to say if your dream is to own your own business but you have a job that is paying your bills allowing you to live comfortably you should just up and quit to work on your business. On the contrary, if your lifestyle will allow you to go cold turkey by all means go for it. There are many people who have done so successfully.
Taking risks wisely is key. Planning helps as well. This is all a part of overcoming the fear. Either way, planning is essential but does not have to be a step by step process. It could be so simple as creating a vision board which I am in the process of working on as we speak. Vision boards puts your dreams on “paper” so to speak and is based on the notion of visualization as a main avenue to acquiring your dreams. It can also include taking baby steps to conquering those fears by addressing smaller fears like trying a new food or activity. Eventually this can lead to acquiring more confidence and possibly give you incentive to face those bigger fears which hold you back from doing some amazing things.
We ALL have a purpose. The problem is we lose sight of our purpose by getting off track due to distractions which include that dreaded fear. Question is are you willing to do what is necessary to find your purpose even if it means you must endure being uncomfortable?