Given the choice, we’d almost always choose something comfortable over something hard. But, when we cling to our comfort zone, we miss out on everything that strengthens us, teaches us, and helps us grow. Today, we’re talking about kissing our comfort zones goodbye. We talk about making changes, finding out what we’re made of, and pushing past excuses. And, as a special treat, Krystal shares a story about recently getting out of her comfort zone to accomplish a lifelong goal.
Things To Remember From Today’s Episode:
Growth doesn’t happen automatically or instantly.
Here are the definitions of “Comfort Zone” (And warning – they’re all terrible! Ie- Convicting!)
- a self-imposed boundary you refuse to push past, often due to fear or anxiety
- a situation in which you feel comfortable, where your determination and ability are not being tested
- a place in which one finds themselves stuck
“The walls of your comfort zone are lovingly decorated with your lifelong collection of favorite excuses” ~Jen Sincero
Choose friends that will challenge and push you to do the harder things!
What are some of the excuses YOU use to keep yourself in your comfort zone? (It’s too hard. I’m not enough. People might judge me. I could fail. Etc.)
Growth is painful, because we have come to associate change with pain. BUT, I love (LOVE!) this quote from Maxine Clark: “As long as opportunity means change, and as long as change means pain – we’ll continue to miss our chances for growth.”
When you’re in your comfort zone, you don’t get to find out what you’re made of.
Stop saying, “I can’t.”
What is the thing you’ve been too scared to try? The thing you talk yourself out of? (You know what it is. So go do it!)
Things Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
When Syd said she’d “take me as I am,” I immediately got a song in my head. This is that song. You’re welcome:
Syd and I have both read Dr. Caroline Leaf’s book: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Syd brings it up again in today’s episode, and honestly, it’s worth a read.