It’s all in the mind this week. We’ve all heard the saying that success breeds success but where does success start? It starts with a mental attitude and a willingness to step outside the comfort zone.
You see it doesn’t matter what level of game you are playing right now- there is always another level you can go to. And what usually holds you where you are is this thing called a “Comfort Zone”.
Have a read of this by Bob Riggs.
“Many of us have established a comfort zone in our lives. We’re just coasting along taking the path of least resistance, and just getting by.
This is a very common and understandable attitude. We’ve all worked hard to get where we are and it may seem a good place to be.
The problem with this is that once we stop reaching, stretching, seeking and risking, we actually stop growing. The comfort zone frame of mind is settling for what we are TODAY.
That may be fine today, but without continued growth, WE ARE NOW ALL WE ARE EVER GOING TO BE.
If you’re in a comfort zone, beware – the danger of a comfort zone is that it doesn’t hurt, and it may even feel good.”
Do Something Outside Your Comfort Zone
So, by taking yourself out of your comfort zone you begin to expand. In that expansion comes self confidence, in self-confidence comes a successful mindset and finally a successful mindset begets success.
You are currently inside your own comfort zone. So am I. But the good thing about a comfort zone is that every time you DO SOMETHING outside of your comfort zone, your comfort zone expands in all directions. As soon as you take a step outside of your comfort zone in any direction, your comfort zone expands in all directions to include all sorts of different possibilities.
- So for you, speaking might currently be outside your comfort zone.
- Perhaps speaking is inside your comfort zone but selling from the stage is outside your comfort zone.
- Perhaps selling from stage is inside your comfort zone but hitting 30% conversions is outside your comfort zone.
Take a Mini Risk
It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, there’s always another level to go to. It’s just a matter of stretching your comfort zone. And this is just a matter of taking a series of little risks. Not huge risks, just little steps outside your comfort zone. As your comfort zone expands, so too does your definition of yourself.
So if you’re feeling comfortable right now – perhaps it’s time to expand yourself, and commit to something new. What mini-risk can you take to step outside of your comfort zone and start cultivating that successful mindset?