I’m going to be honest, I did not always like change. Sometimes I like things to be predictable and easy, but change is inevitable whether we like it or not. The longer I live this life, the more I realize that you can’t stay stagnant forever. Life will always throw you curveballs, some good and some bad, but if you’re not moving forward then all of those things will stop at just being thrown at you and nothing more. You must get uncomfortable and learn to embrace it.
Here are a few quick questions for you. Do you feel that you are moving forward in your life? Do you think that you are truly reaching your highest potential? Do you think you are at a high vibration each day? If not to these questions, what do you think might be holding you back?
Let me paint a picture for you. Have you ever watched an inspiring movie, read a captivating book or listened to a powerful speaker? When that happens, do you feel like they’re talking directly to you? Like they know exactly what your struggles are and have given you the answers you need? That’s because they do know. They’ve been where you are right now and have come out on top!
You may not realize it but there are people all around us who have faced similar challenges that you maybe facing and gone on to achieve incredible things in their lives — because they didn’t let fear hold them back from doing so. In fact, most successful individuals will tell us that overcoming fear was one of their biggest obstacles when trying something new or different–and yet this is also what helped propel them forward towards achieving even greater heights than before (and faster too!).
Heres another question for you. When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
As you read this, chances are you’re in your comfort zone. Staying very comfortable, because you don’t want to shake things up and maybe afraid. Well, most of us spend our lives in this place–a place where we feel safe and secure, where we know what to expect from day to day and how to react when unexpected things happen. It’s a good thing for us to have a place like this where we can go when things get tough or overwhelming. But if your entire life is spent within your comfort zone, then there will never be any room for growth or change!
Let me provide you with some steps to help you get uncomfortable and step into who you are meant to be.
The first step toward stepping out of your comfort zone is understanding what exactly it means: Your comfort zone is the area where you feel confident enough in yourself (or at least okay) that taking risks doesn’t scare you too much; it’s somewhere between being completely scared out of doing anything new (which would make life very boring), and feeling completely confident in yourself (which would mean no challenges). You may have noticed that stepping outside of your comfort zone isn’t always easy–it often requires pushing past fears or worries about failure before reaching success–but once those fears are overcome and success is achieved, they won’t come back again anytime soon!
How do you know when it’s time to take a leap and get uncomfortable?
Well, the decision to take a leap of faith is a personal one. It’s not something that can be forced or rushed; it must come from within you. When you are ready to make a change in your life, there will be signs all around you that point to it being time–signs like:
Feeling ready and excited (not just nervous) about the future
Having support from those around you who believe in your ability to succeed
Wanting more than what is currently available
I want you to be the best version of yourself and think about those things that you’re afraid to move forward with — that you want to and know you need to….
One of the most powerful things you can do is look at what is holding you back. The more honest with yourself, the better. Ask yourself: What is one thing I’m afraid to move forward with? Why am I afraid? How can I overcome it? What’s the worst that could happen if I try and fail; will it really be so bad?
The truth is that failure doesn’t define us–it’s actually an opportunity for growth and learning (and sometimes even success). If we don’t take risks or make mistakes along our journey, then how do we grow as individuals or progress towards our goals in life? How are you going to take steps toward removing them?
Be honest with yourself, because life is short and you don’t have time to waste.
There is so much for you to do in this world with your gifts and talents so that you can serve others. Also, when you surround yourself with people who support you, they can empower you to push forward and be there to salute you, guide you, and help you.
Remember that you are designed to do great things and your past is just that your past. Make sure you have forgiven yourself for your mistakes and failures, no matter how big or small they are. Be patient with yourself, because the journey to moving out of the comfort zone does take some time, but you go this.
Another key element to moving forward and living your life to the fullest think about these questions. Are there any people in your life that oppose your goals or hold negative energy toward them? Are you a part of activities that truly do not add value to what you need to do and want to do? Are there habits you need to change that are holding you back.
If so, it’s time to let go of those relationships and things. The people who hold you back are not going to be happy for you when you achieve your goals. And if they’re not happy for what makes YOU happy, then they’re not worth keeping around anyway. Those activities are just taking up time and space in your that are just distractors that are keeping you from your PURPOSE.
Think about what you want for yourself and how bad do you want it? You must make yourself a priority.
Now, think about what you want for yourself. Do you want to be successful? To be happy? Healthy? At peace? Grow in your career? Start that business? Finish school? Whatever it is — put the effort towards it.
When you really think about it, I believe that you know these are the things that matter most in life: happiness, joy, peace, health, and living a full and intention life. We all want those things for ourselves and our loved ones. If we don’t have them, then everything else seems out of reach–even when there’s no reason why it should be so difficult!
We are all meant for something more and now is the time.
You are meant for more. You have a “POWERFUL PURPOSE” and you can achieve it. You have the ability to put a dent in the universe, and if you don’t know what that means yet, it will come when it’s time.
There is no one in this world who isn’t capable of making a difference in some way or another; we all have our own special talents and passions that make us unique individuals with something important to offer our communities, our families, ourselves. So don’t let your dreams be dreams–let them become reality!
I know this may seem like a lot of work, and it is. But I promise you’ll feel better once you take the first step and get started on your own journey. Remember that we are all meant for something more and now is the time to go after what makes you happy!
You have the pen, make sure you write your own story and don’t give your pen to any one else.