We like being comfortable. I know I do. A lot.
What would you never do? Sing in public, dance at a concert, give a speech or climb to the tallest mountain you could? Yikes! I'd never do any of those things either.
The comfort zone is self-explanatory. It's my favorite blanket, a home cooked meal, or my cozy set of pajamas.
It's also how I get stuck in a rut. I want to get out of that pit.
- Sing in my car and laugh when I get weird looks.
- Have fun dancing at the park with my child. I don't care who sees me.
- Give an impromptu summary at a writers' club I belong to.
- Find the tallest structure I can and climb to the top.
The ideas above give me a swirly sensation in my stomach after eating a bad sandwich, but doing them gives me a boost in confidence. I opened myself to a new experience which in turn will get my creative gears moving.
If your rut feels like a comfy hoodie you've had since high school it might be time to take it off and try something new. Just for a little while. I can always find my comfort zone, but if I stay there I'll only get the same old thing everyday. Sometimes I need an adventure.
Tell me about your out-of-the-comfort-zone experience and how it boosted your confidence.
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