Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
It’s scary to put yourself out there, isn’t it?!
What if you are wrong? What if people ignore you? What if you look stupid?
Isn’t it crazy that as educated “grown ups” we allow ourselves to get caught up in these self-defeating thought spirals?
We allow this way of thinking to justify our lack of progress forward. It can immobilize us and cause us to do the same things (the things we are comfortable with) over and over again, all the while wondering why we aren’t reaching the goals we’ve set for ourselves.
The next time you feel the fear, put yourself into “Do It Anyway” mode.
Try it. The key is to take baby steps. Once you’ve overcome something small, you start to build muscle or expand your comfort zone. Each day builds upon the last and 30 days from now you will be looking at the world from a vastly different perspective.
Make that scary phone call … it won’t be as bad as you are building it up to be in your head. Take the action and when you are on the other side, you will be so grateful that you did.
Follow up … don’t get caught up in not wanting to impose. We are all busy. If you are genuine with your follow through, people will sense that and appreciate your efforts. As Nike said, “Just Do It.”
Research/discover and attend that event … even if you are attending alone. Nothing earth shattering happens while sitting in front of a screen. GET OUT THERE! And when you do … DON’T use your screen as a crutch. Make eye contact. Go out on a limb and actually SPEAK to another human being. The results can be pretty outstanding!
Learn something new … it will broaden your horizons. Read for 30 min. a day, listen to podcasts or books while commuting. Seek out an expert in another industry to learn from.
As Dr. Abigail Brenner for Psychology Today writes
“Don’t settle for the mediocre just to avoid stepping out of your comfort zone; it’s too big a price to pay. Your challenges and risk experiences are cumulative. Every time you try something new, allow yourself to be open to whatever experience arises, you are learning, and expanding your repertoire of life skills and self-knowledge. As you do this you are also expanding the size of your comfort zone.
Leaving your comfort zone ultimately helps you to deal with change---and making change in a much better way. Life transitions are all about change. Each time you transition you move to another level. Inevitably, these life transitions transform you.”
You are only confined by the walls you build yourself. Break through, one baby step at a time!
Kim Peterson is the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence, via social media, while generating leads and sales for clients worldwide.
Kim has built a network of 150,000 + highly engaged subscribers, fans, for herself and hundreds of thousands more for clients; and speaks on how to build relationships online in such a way that will dramatically improve your (and your team’s) overall results while opening doors to opportunities you never knew existed!
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