Breaking out of our Comfort Zone & Fears

freedom  Regardless of where we are at in life, there is always an aspect that we are extremely comfortable in whether it’s a relationship, career, location, dietary habits, etc. The reasons behind this may be because we are truly happy with being comfortable, safety, stability or whatever else drives us to be there in that place of comfort.

Is comfort necessarily a bad thing? No. However it is when you are no longer growing, when you remain stagnant in this place, your “comfort zone”.  Some of us grow accustomed to the predictable, the known and unwavering energy that this has provided. So then what happens? What if we are miserable yet comfortable in the misery? This can relate to many things, i.e. career choice/fear of relationships/fear of leaving a relationship, location, health habits, exercise, spiritual choices.

Are we really creatures of habit? Perhaps. I’d like to think we are capable of so much more though. All my life I have been trying to break past that mold of comfort. Lately I have hit a wall in some areas and know that in order for me to step into my true power I must let go of some things, including those I surround myself with. It’s hard to leave that place that served to be a source of something stable or comfort for so long.

I recently read somewhere that behind all of our fears is love. Love is limitless. Now this has nothing to do with romantic love, this is just love for life, love for yourself, for what makes you happy and for those you care about. So if we could somehow channel this love into our lives more I think we could break past the molds we create, the prisons we live in and the burdens we carry all out of comfort.

So what’s it going to be? How has this first month of 2014 treated you? Have you shown up for yourself and your success? What steps are you taking to break out of that comfort zone? We truly are capable of so much more than where we are standing. I’ve manage to channel a lifetime of abuse into a successful career and used it as my motivation to help others.

Perhaps you can also channel your experiences, your place of comfort or discomfort and excel beyond your own expectations. I’m not saying we all need to be like me. I’m only encouraging you to consider your options. Looking at your life right now, what are you comfortable yet uncomfortable with in your life? What can you do today, at this very moment to make changes to break out of that mold?

Every tiny step counts. Whatever we can do to start activating the energy to move is when we begin to grow and to move outside of our comfort zone into the new path for our life. Yes, it can be scary but I swear it’s worth it and never  ever once think it’s too late.

 

 

The Power of Taking a Risk.

  “Leap and the net will appear.”

It’s easy to stay in our comfort zones. The familiar too often traps us from personal growth, breaking patterns and taking risks. The unknown can seem terrifying and impossible to achieve.

But what if taking that leap actually led us closer to our true life purpose? Or helped us in having a major breakthrough or epiphany?

Recently, I decided to take a huge risk by jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet on my 26th birthday. I know it sounds pretty crazy but for some reason I felt really compelled to do it. I’m normally not a thrill-seeker but skydiving seemed like the right way to start off my birthday.

The thought of skydiving didn’t seem to scare me but when the day actually came I was terrified. I remember being in the plane and thinking this could truly be my last day on earth. And then before I knew it, I was looking down at the ground and just jumping.

Eyes wide open and gravity pulling me down at 120 mph I realized just how truly amazing this experience was. I trusted that I was going to land safely and just allowed myself to let go. All of my fears and worries were no longer with me. There was not a care in the world, just me and the sky.

Why do I share this story with you? Well, it’s definitely not to encourage you to skydive, to each his own. I wanted to share this story with you because even though skydiving is a dangerous thing to do, it taught me something about fear and courage.

It taught me to trust that everything is going to be okay regardless of the risks involved. I learned that this experience gave me the confidence to take more risks and make quick decisions regardless if they are going to be right or wrong. Before I always felt scared to make a decision because I wanted to make sure it was the perfect one.

Sometimes we are going to be at a crossroads in our lives where we are going to faced with a major decision which may involve some risk-taking. People are always saying live with no regrets. This opportunity to live your life a little differently from before may be the best risk you ever took. Take the leap and see where it takes you.