Creating Goals Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

Setting Goals Outside Your Comfort Zone Can Be Empowering

 

What is Your Comfort Zone?

Everyone has created a comfort zone that they bring with them that they bring into their everyday activities.  This comfort zone is an ‘invisible bubble’ that surrounds you physically, mentally and spiritually.

While we all tend to carry our comfort zones physically and emotionally, sometimes it is physical presences that constrict us, while at other times, it is mostly our own emotional limitations, our programming that has evolved from beliefs and perspectives, that makes us reside withing our comfort zone bubble.

Getting outside of your comfort zone can be empowering, and setting goals usually mean being placed outside of your comfort zone.  This can scare the you-know-what out of the best of people.  The truth is, people, don’t like change. But change is the one true thing that people can depend on.

Setting goals are about making changes.  It’s often about doing things you have never tried before.  This puts people into the neighborhood of the unknown. But that which scares us can also be what gets us to take action.

That’s where the power of getting outside of your comfort zone comes into play.

It’s important to know your capabilities and be aware of any weaknesses.  For instance, if you have never tried competitive diving before, it would not be wise to dive off platforms right off the bat.  Start small, and work up as you become more proficient in the smaller diving boards.

But you shouldn’t shy away from diving if it’s something you have always wanted to try.  Find a qualified trainer and give it a shot. You won’t know if it’s right for you unless you make the effort.

Another aspect of going outside of your comfort zone is the head rush that many people experience when it happens.  For instance, if you have ever tried skydiving, you would know what this is about.  The fear is definitely there, but the exhilaration is what brings many people to do it over again.

Self Limiting Fears – Breaking Our Of Your Comfort Zone

What if I did this?  I can’t do that!

What if I did that?  Should I do that?

What if I pursued that goal?  What if I took that risk?

How would my life be different today if I took those chances?

Of course, any choices won’t be always right for everyone.  But if you do get hooked, think about that the next time you are looking to try something new.  If you don’t go for it, you won’t get that extraordinary feeling.

This doesn’t just work for risky sports.  It can be for other like taking on a new career or starting a new business.  These activities may not give you the instant head rush as those risky sports.  But they can give you a feeling of exhilaration that lasts for a longer-term basis.

People will never push forward if they don’t try something that they are not comfortable with.  This is why it’s called the comfort zone and is why it is used as a reference to breaking through.  It may not work as you planned but you will learn something at any point of the journey.

They will likely be that you can tell your grand-kids about which may leave them awestruck.  There is nothing more powerful than that!

Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone and Achieve Your Goals

 


Pursuing Goals Can Bring You a Sense of Purpose

It’s very common for people to get to a point in their lives when they ask why they are doing what they are doing.  It could be the career choice they made and wanted a change, or it could be something personal that is simply not working out as they had hoped.

This is referred to by many as being stuck in a rut.  Without any changes, it can be difficult to get out of this rut.  One way out of this rut is to set some goals. This may help you find a sense of purpose.

When you lay out a plan, you can take a bird’s eye view of your possible paths.  This creates an energy within that helps you carry out your plan. It gives you something to forward to which can give you a sense of purpose.  Having that helps you motivate and keep on track.

Reflect upon your goals by asking yourself:

What is it I would like to change?

Where will this change to lead to?

What are the goals would I like to achieve?

How will these goals affect me, my life, those around me?

During the period of reaching for your goals, you will have good days and bad days.  The bad days may even make you feel like throwing in the towel and forgetting the whole thing.  This is natural and you need to refer to your goals to help you keep going.

Family and friends can help to encourage you as well.  Reach out to them when you feel like you want to quit.

The good days will get you pumped and will show that you are getting close to your target.  Meeting milestones for your goals will solidify this experience as it gives you something to check off when completing the task.

The more you pursue your goals, the more you will have these feelings of accomplishment which help show you a sense of purpose.

The next time you feel like you’re in a rut, try setting and pursuing some goals.  They don’t have to be outlandish, and you want them to be obtainable.

Keep working on them until you complete them.  Create a journal to track your progress and get whatever help you can to motivate you.

Once you see what is possible by setting goals, you will find you can accomplish just about anything.

Maybe you haven’t stopped the situation and ended up getting into a rut, but you can get out of it.  You just have to figure out what it is you want to pursue, and then create a plan to make it happen.

Then, it’s simply a matter of following that plan.

You can start by creating a list and write down all of the you would like to do, like travel to certain places, change your look with a new hairdo or clothes, run a marathon, do yoga, do something you are afraid to do, write a book, learn to play an instrument, become an entrepreneur.

Writing down your goals is a great start to help you think of new ways to  out of your comfort zone.

 

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