It’s Time to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Think about a time where you felt like you had an idea or something that you wanted to do, but you didn’t do it. How long ago was it?
If you would have worked towards it every day since, where do you think you would be now?
When we go to meet our purpose, we’re met with resistance. When you step out of your comfort zone, it feels like the resistance is trying to stop you from meeting your purpose. Resistance can come in forms such as laziness, lack of confidence, lack of experience, etc.
“Nobody’s going to come”
“Nobody’s going to listen to it”
“Nobody’s going to buy a ticket”
“Why are you putting yourself out there?”
“Who are you to have a website?”
My way of thinking completely changed when I realized my life is not about me. The purpose for our lives is so much greater than ourselves and the Ls we have to take along the way.
Take this for example, you want to be a talk show host, and no one comes to your first speaking event. In order to get through that, you have to change your mentality.
Lack of support in the beginning is what keeps a lot of people from being consistent and going for their dreams. You always have to look at the bigger picture.
“Okay, no one came to my first speaking engagement. They’re missing out because I’m going to be the next great talk show host! Let’s go back to the drawing board and see what I can do better next time”.
Still go on with the event, record it, and put it on your social media.
Do everything you would have done if 100 people showed up
We are literally the sum of what we continuously think and do; it’s all about what you tell yourself.
As far as resistance from the people around you:
The right people will ALWAYS see your vision.
The wrong people will project their own insecurities on your purpose and your vision, attempting to make you feel like something is wrong with you.
The only option is to be yourself, and manifest in your only lane. As a result, the wrong people in your circle will eliminate themselves. Who ever is meant to be in your life will be there. Sometimes, they’ll even see your vision before you do, and they’ll support you.
People that aren't supportive of your vision do not deserve you.
As painful as it is to let go of negative people or thoughts that have been a part of you for years, it’s almost like a breath of fresh air when you finally do it.
“How can I prepare myself to ‘take the plunge’?”
Sharpen your skills:
whatever it is that you feel that you are gifted at, continue to always practice. There will be people who are not as gifted. However, because they are skilled, they can move quicker.
“What is the new direction this gift is going in?”:
Look for multiple ways you can use your gift to serve your purpose.
Understand that when you take the plunge, your life is going to change:
It’s going to change for the better, even if it doesn’t feel like it at first.
You will make other people better as a result of stepping out of your comfort zone. You’ll also gain a whole new community of like minded people. If you don’t take the plunge- you’ll just miss out.
After all, the person you were destined to be is on the other side of fear. Don’t be afraid to let comfort zones go, uncomfortable is where you grow!