This has been something that has been intriguing to me lately. Maybe it’s because I have been really challenging my own reality and improving myself in various aspects of my life. One of the biggest things that I’ve been doing lately is doing things that I used to be uncomfortable or scared to do.
Some of these things include business meetings, content creation, approaching business partners and even dating. Yes, I have been testing myself with dating too. I think it’s fun and it’s a great way to challenge myself to become better and meet some great girls.
I’ve got a question for you.
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Do you think that the most successful businessmen on the planet never had to face any fears? Do you think a rock star never had “butterflies” in their stomach before a concert? Of course they did they are human, just like you and me but the one thing they did differently than others is they FACED their fears and conquered them.
I see this everywhere I go, but not necessarily with rockstars and famous business people(I don’t personally know many of them yet). I see it with my friends, acquaintances and even classmates.
I experience it in my life, and I’m sure that you experience it in your life. If not, you are in luck! I personally still am scared to do certain things and i’m assuming that you have similar experiences in your life so I’m going to provide some ways that I have personally improved myself by facing my fears.
One major thing for me when I first got started branding myself and becoming an Internet Marketer was creating videos. I was flat out scared to create videos. I didn’t know what to start with, what to say, who to talk to, who would even care, and what kind of qualifications I had as a young dude to teach anyone anything. You may be in a similar spot as I once was, you could be sitting in your chair right now wishing that you could create a video and upload it to YouTube but something is holding you back.
What are you waiting for?
What’s holding you back? Is it the fact that you don’t quite look the way you want to? Is it the fact that you are only a 22 year old college student? Is it because you don’t know what to say? When you step back and really think about it, life is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. If you want to grow as a person, you NEED to step out of your comfort zone.
Step out of your comfort zone
This is in my opinion the only way that you can become the person that you know you deserve to become. If you never step out of your comfort zone, you aren’t ever going to grow. The first steps you need to do is identify where you are trying to get. After you identify where you are trying to get, create a plan of action on how you can get there.
If you are scared to create videos like with the example above, then go out and buy a Kodak zi8 or a Flip and create a 30 second video! You can even use the script of “Hi my name is _______ and I’d just like to say thank you for becoming my Facebook/YouTube friend.” TADA!!! You’ve got your first video up! (This is a great way to meet you contacts on facebook if you tell them a little bit about yourself in this video and tell them that you’d love to learn more about them.)
It’s the simple steps that will create long-term success for you. If it’s something else that you are trying to accomplish, break it down into a few steps that you can do. Do one of these steps, and then you are one step closer to becoming WHO you want to BE.
Just Do It
Here is just one simple step to stepping out of your comfort zone. In my opinion, facing your fears is one of the single greatest things that you can do in order to improve your life. Think about it this way;
“If you do what you‘ve always done, you‘ll get what you always got.” -Mark Twain
It’s up to you whether you are going to make the change. It’s not up to me or up to this blog post. It’s up to you taking action on this and really getting uncomfortable so that you can truly grow to be the person you want to be.
What are some personal experiences that you have had that have improved your life by stepping out of your comfort zone? Have you done anything that you were completely scared of that has improved your life dramatically? Do you have any tips for anyone looking to improve their life? Please leave your responses below so that we can turn this into a helpful tool for everyone looking to improve themselves and step out of their comfort zone.