How To Make Your Next Bold Leap
8 Steps To Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Thrive In Life And Career.
Is there something you know you need to do to get to the next level in your career and life but you’re not doing it? If so, don’t worry this place of inertia is a natural human experience and you’ve probably been there before. It’s called the comfort zone.
If you intend to be mediocre then it’s OK, you can stay in your comfort zone since you’re probably doing pretty well there. However, if you are not willing to settle for just good enough and want to keep growing into your best self both personally and professionally then you must develop a practice of continuously breaking out of your comfort zone.
With that being said as human beings we often have anxiety when it comes to the unknown and this prevents us from doing the very things we need to do to make our lives better. In this article I will share with you how to take your next bold leap and break out of the comfort zone to thrive in life and career.
1. Say yes to new opportunities and take imperfect action
Say yes to new opportunities even if you don’t feel ready. Although it’s scary you will be more likely to succeed in these situations because you have to prove yourself to earn your keep and promotion. Even as entrepreneurs we must say yes to opportunities that will expand us and grow our businesses. It took me a long time to learn to take imperfect action because I’ve always been a serial perfectionist who often held myself back with the excuse that I’m not ready yet. Click here to read my article about how to turn perfectionism into fuel for success.
2. Remember your WHY and align with your GIFTS
This is something that people often forget when they choose careers and choose to stay in careers. If your career is not in alignment with your unique gifts and connected to your deeper why you’re most likely going to fail or feel unfulfilled even if you get to the top of the ladder. Too many people settle for careers that suck the life out of them and die with their gifts still inside of them. I am passionate about helping as many people as I can align with their unique gifts so they can experience the peace, fulfillment and prosperity that comes from knowing that they’re doing exactly what they were born to do.
As adults we spend a majority of our lives at work and it’s no longer OK to take this part of our lives for granted. Look for companies and build businesses that match your values and allow you to express your gifts. When you make choices this way you inevitably become open to the idea of always expanding and breaking out of the comfort zone in order to reach your full potential. If you’re settling for a mediocre career in your comfort zone then you owe it to yourself to break this barrier before it’s too late.
3. Never back down from a challenge
Challenges are the doors that take us outside of our comfort zone. They truly call us out to stretch and be more than we are settling for so never back down from a challenge that will expand you. I have noticed that when we settle just at the level where we are comfortable we take a lot for granted but when we have to put in work and overcome obstacles to achieve our goals we cherish our achievements more and we in fact grow even more.
4. Be the change you wish to see in the world
As we step out of our comfort zone and do the amazing things that are on our hearts we become a light onto the path for others to do the same. Greatness resides outside of our comfort zone where most people are afraid to go. By living life with this adventurous spirit you inspire others without even knowing it. But most of all, you are able to inspire yourself as you take on new challenges and succeed.
5. Be supportive and get support
No woman is an island and nothing changes things in our lives like connecting with the right people. Seek to be around people who are striving to become the best version of them selves. Join groups like my success circle Facebook group for high achievers. Find mentors and people who will provide inspirational content and useful shows like Levantay TV to help you stay on your path to greatness.
6. Be visionary
When I feel a little scared to truly stretch outside my limits I remember that all great leaders are visionaries who let their imagination fill the gaps. With this in mind I can navigate my journey with curiosity, which engenders an adventurous spirit that allows me to be open and excited for whatever lies ahead.
7. Have faith and ease into your grace
In my own journey I have seen that as I accept the challenges that are meant to expand me there is a grace that occurs. This grace opens unlocked doors and sends the right people across my path to aid my growth. This flow is only accessible outside of the comfort zone and is only granted when we show that we are willing to stretch and step out in faith. Continue to move forward when you feel uncertain by trusting that the universe has your back and grace will carry you through.
8. Finally just keep on doing it
I don’t believe in self-help but I totally believe that it is our duty to strive for self-mastery and that takes practice. The only way to get better at something is to keep on doing it … practice, practice, practice. As you break the comfort zone barrier over and over you will develop a habit of defeating your lesser self and begin to live through the champion in you. See you on the other side of the comfort zone.
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Originally published at levantay.com on September 1, 2016.