Monday 13 August 2012

Step outside that comfort zone.

Ever since I completed Tough Mudder, I’ve made a conscious choice to do at least one thing per week that get’s me outside of my comfort zone. Whether that’s been sorting out a petition hand in to my local MP, agreeing to talk at a local meetup, or something less full on like cooking at a friends house I’ve made the conscious decision to do it.

It’s not that I like feeling uneasy, I don’t. Who does? But all around me I see people doing things and I find myself feeling like I’m standing still. Missing out on the wider events of the world so I can stay safe in my shell. If you work from home, it’s super easy to get stuck in your shell. Well not anymore buster.

Tough Mudder showed me that I may fear what’s around the corner, but I’ll never know what’s around the corner until I get around the corner. It taught me that it’s as much about believing you can do it without any hard evidence to directly support your claim.

It’s about learning by doing and if you always do what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you’ve always had — unless you step outside of that comfort zone.

Someone (not sure who) once said that –

>”aiming too high and failing is better than aiming too low and succeeding.”

Trust in your ability to do whatever it is you’re doing, remember to be yourself and get outside of your comfort zone at least once per week.