Do you have a favorite pair of PJs?
For me it is a grey sweatshirt; it’s my favourite. It’s getting worn and frayed and recently someone asked me why I still have it. It’s my safe place, like that blanket I had as a kid. It gives me comfort. I know what it feels like and when I put it on, I know what to expect.
When my mom visited recently we went shopping. She saw a new grey hoddie and said, “Why don’t you get this one and replace the one you have on?”
I looked down. I was a bit embarrassed that I was in the store with it on, so I bought it and I have been wearing it, but my old one is still hanging in my closet.
Yes, it’s a lot like your comfort zone.
It’s the place you hang out, it’s comfortable and you know it well. When you are inside it, you know what is going to happen. This is where your life takes place. It may not be a happy place, but it is a predictable place. Good or bad, happy or sad, this is where you operate. Even if you want different or more, you stay here because it’s a CHOICE!!
You must choose to get out of your comfort zone. You have to choose to do something different. It won’t happen just because you want it to. You actually have to do something about it. I know it’s scary. I know it’s uncomfortable. That is the point.
Living life in your comfort zone is like only eating vanilla ice cream. It’s good, you like it, yet you may be getting tired of it. You can choose to have a different flavour, but what if you don’t like it? What if you do like it and have to say goodbye to vanilla?
Life is for living and it is time to taste some new flavours – it is time to get out of your comfort zone and try something different. I promise you, the idea of stepping out of your comfort zone is way scarier than actually doing it.
Let’s get started now – download my free guide to stepping out of your comfort zone today and start trying other ice cream flavours!!