Tell the truth – Do You Ever Leave Your Comfort Zone?
We are all creatures of habit. This is a given. If you keep on doing the same old thing will you ever get anywhere else? It is not to say there is anything wrong with certain habits or routines.
“If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.” – JD Houston
In another life, at least it seems that way to me, when my career was in the Oil Trading and Refining Business, a Senior Executive would order the same exact lunch everyday when he was in the Corporate Office. More or less it was “Yes Stacey, I’ll have tuna salad on rye toast with lettuce, easy on the mayo and two half sour pickles.” Every single day, the same exact lunch order.
Maybe this is not too impressive to you. What if the fact was added to the story that this person was in charge of some of the fastest growth in the oil industry of mergers and acquisitions and his net worth is well in excess of nine figures and that was in another life time!
The point of this story is when will you test your comfort zone and go for the idea or the dream or whatever it is you wish you would do, but don’t do, because…
We ask ourselves:
- Well how would I do that?
- I barely have the time now to watch TV, when would I do it?
- People all tell me if my idea was so good, someone would have done it already.
The reality is we are scared. We are afraid.
People will say:
- I told you so!
- How could you be so stupid to spend all that time and money on that!
- Another failure! You couldn’t be happy where you were and be comfortable?
Please don’t take this as me asking you to leave your job or to leave your spouse.
It is about facing the reality that to get to another place we must move. When this place is about empowerment to have the opportunity to fulfill a dream, a need, a want and desire we must leave our comfort zone behind. It all starts with how we think. Most importantly how we think about our selves.
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Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, trainer and speaker based in Stamford, CT.