We become used to our comfort zone, preventing us from trying new things in life. Whenever this happens, we experience pain, sadness, frustration, annoyance and many more emotions. But to step outside your comfort zone is something else. You are the one in control of your decisions. If you want to do something, then get out there and do it. By holding yourself back, you complicate your life. Just do it.
To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Requires Courage, Curiosity & Discipline
To step outside your comfort zone takes courage. It’s not easy to leave a mind state that you’re used to for so many years. The problem with remaining in one mind state for a long period of time is that you get used to it; it no longer is flexible at adopting new ideas or plans of action. Mind states become fortified with time, meaning that it becomes more stable, in some cases unstable, and then become more comfortable to associate yourself with. In other words, you find yourself too comfortable to care about changing your situation.
To step outside your comfort zone requires intellectual curiosity. If you’re the type that becomes easily content with a non-progressive mindset, then you’ll be happy where you are. But sometimes you wont. Some people get really uncomfortable with their mind state but lack the power to change anything about it. So they become stuck. Imagine being stuck in a mind state? It’s like a jail cell of the mind; to some a penitentiary.
Lastly, to step outside your comfort zone requires discipline. Going at once or thrice here and there won’t cut it. You need to make it your new state of mind; the determination to succeed in brain, body and soul. This has to become your new reality. You must know that you want it! Are you ready to take a leap of faith out of your mental bubble and into the unknown? If the answer is yes, then you’ll find yourself chasing your dreams outside your comfort zone in no time. When you can expand your mind in two different horizons, then that’s what’s called multitasking.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)
Being a role model can be quite painful at times. It is not easy to strive for perfection on a daily basis. It requires consistency and determination which are difficult to uphold; especially when experiencing stress, pain and worry. But the first step is to change your mindset and strive for being a role model.
You must be able to demonstrate confidence and leadership. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. People are attracted to confidence; it spills over into the category of leadership. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization.
Being a leader requires trust; who is going to listen to you if your words and actions are deceitful? Being trustworthy requires earning the confidence of those around you. You must be able to tell and show people that you stand by honest principles which they can respect and adopt into their lives.
Excellent communication is key to being a role model. You must be able to speak fluently, make great eye contact, be easily understandable and pick your words wisely and effectively; having a versatile vocabulary can help a lot. Your delivery must also be attractive: an understandable and easily relatable rate, rhythm and tone are a must.
One of the strongest weapons under your arsenal should be confidence. Without it, you become weaker in your interactions with others, relationships, decision-making and directions taken in life. Confidence should be your shining armor; it protects you from life’s bow and arrows.
Confidence provides you with energy and determination to accomplish life’s tasks and move forward with dignity and pride. It fuels your days and is great for those long and tedious work shifts when you sometimes feel like giving up; it keeps you strong and resilient!
Strong relationships are built off confidence. Women are attracted to men who display confidence and men are attracted to women who are confident in themselves; it goes both ways. Employers are interested in hiring confident employees and employees are interested in working for confident bosses; it goes both ways.
Confidence increases your feeling of being connected with your surroundings. This is because confident people are not afraid of being comfortable in their own skin, regardless of the environmental situation that they are in! If you take a confident person and drop them off in an urban neighborhood known for drugs and violence, they will manage to find a way to get out safely; their confidence guides their survival!
Confidence allows you to influence people more easily. There is a difference between confidence and cockiness; the latter is based on arrogance and insecurity. Successful leaders usually display confidence; it allows them to have an impact on people through words and actions. People are attracted to confidence!
Confident people are able to control their emotions and behavior more responsibly! This is because confident people learn from their mistakes and build off past errors that they have made. When future problems present themselves, they are able to better control their emotions and behavior by relating to past experiences.
One of your strongest assets without question should be confidence! Regardless of your age or status in life, confidence will always be achievable if you desire and want it. But stop wasting precious moments in life making the same mistakes due to a lack of confidence. Step up to the plate today and put on your shining armor called confidence!
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)