When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone?
And I’m not talking about ordering prawns instead of chicken in your laksa at Friday lunch. I mean doing something that you’ve never done before or something that scares the crap out of you.
Like asking for a pay rise, going to the movies alone, moving to a new city or country, or maybe – just maybe – asking that cute guy or girl that you fancy out for a coffee.
I can just about see you squirming in your seat at the thought!
Often, the only times we get out of our comfort zones is when we are forced, like by a sadistic coach standing over you yelling “Get back on the bar! You do not need to rest!”, by your work making you give a presentation, or by a caring friend who pushes you off the high diving platform.
But the rest of the time, pushing our boundaries and getting stuff done is completely up to us. And unfortunately, it’s all too easy to just go with the flow, day in day out, same old same old.
We like the warm fuzzy comfort of the familiar. And most of us are not wired to want to push ourselves past our mental, physical and social barriers.
But what happens when we stay warm and fuzzy? [Read more…]