How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Here we are, living our lives. We wake up, take a shower, have our breakfast, go to college/office, return home, have dinner, go to sleep and repeat this schedule every day. After that, we complain that there is no “fun” in our life. On the other hand, there are people who explore the world. They take up new ventures every time, travel the world, do adventurous things. In short, they live their life.

Do you wanna know what is the difference between them and us? It’s ‘Discomfort’! These people have stepped out of their comfort zone. Things that are boring and easy to get don’t please them. They believe in doing things that make their lives worth living. The truth is, if you don’t step out of your comfort zone, your life will continue in its slow and dull way.

But, there is no need to feel low. You can always refresh your life whenever you want to. Doing the following things will help you kick-start a new and adventurous life:

1. Be Determined and Fearless

The first important step is to fill yourself with the belief that if you step out of your comfort zone then there is nothing in this world that you can’t achieve. Don’t hold back. If you have got a long list of things that you are afraid to do, then start undertaking them one by one until there is a tick in front of all your fears.

Afraid of public speaking? Take part in debates. Afraid of talking to a girl? Approach her today. Remember that nothing is stronger than courage and everything in life is achievable if you are daring enough.

2. Don’t shy away from Failure

So you decide to step out of your comfort zone and take up a task which you always feared. You thought you would successfully undertake it at the first go, but it didn’t happen and you became hopeless. The truth is if you want to achieve anything in your life then you can’t lose your heart for the reason that you failed in the first attempt.

Just because you didn’t succeed once, doesn’t mean you won’t succeed again. Prepare yourself for another attempt, don’t fear falling because eventually you will rise. Courage and determination will help you rise again. Rome wasn’t built in a day, right?!

3. Take Risks

Life is all about taking risks. Imagine you are riding your car at a speed of 150 kmph, just like everything else in life, there will be two outcomes to what you are doing- either you’ll reach your destination safely 0r you’ll end up in the hospital bed. No matter which one of these two happens, you are going to live one of those moments in your life where you feel extreme fun and fear at the same time. That great fun is a result of the great risk that you have taken. Just because so much is at stake (your life) there is so much fun in doing that thing. So, get that adrenaline rush pumping in your body, do stuff that makes you say ‘You live only once’.

4. Follow Your Dream

Okay, so you wanted to be a singer, but you always had a stage fear going on inside your mind. Despite the heartbreak, you studied hard and ended up becoming a manager in a big firm. Although, what you have become is definitely good and big, it is nowhere close to what you wanted to become, or what you could’ve become.

What would hurt you more is the fact that you could’ve become a professional singer was it never for your fear of chasing your dream. Chances are high that the money and life security your ‘manager’ post would be offering you is much better than what a singer’s career could have given to you. But, if you would have become a singer then there wouldn’t have been any ‘What ifs’ in your life, no regrets, no heartbreaks, nothing.

You would have been earning less but you would have been happy. Happiness is what matters in the end, it’s the yardstick by which one measure his/her life when he/she becomes old. So, don’t hold back anything, follow your dream, you don’t want to live a life full of regrets later on.

5. Don’t Care About Others’ Opinions

In life, we often bother ourselves with thoughts like ‘What others must be thinking about us?’ or ‘Will people agree with what we are doing?’ The truth is people actually don’t care about what we are doing. They only care when you are rising in your life, and that’s because they are thinking about ways to bring you down. Our evil society is full of people who will bring you down and never let you step out of your comfort zone. They will make sure you don’t achieve things by filling your mind with fear. What you have got to do is shut your ears whenever such people are around. Do what they don’t want to you to do, in short, rise.

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