Here’s how to get out of your comfort zone – so you can grow happier and stronger.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place…but nothing ever grows there.
If you want to grow your life – you have to be willing to stretch who you are – and to experience growing pains.
You have to accept that the best things in life happen at the exit ramp of your comfort zone!
Admittedly that’s tough to believe when you are heading towards the scary world of “The New and Different” – with all the various setbacks and disappointments which inevitably come when you try new ways of being and doing.
When these challenges arrive, here’s a helpful affirmation to repeat:
“I celebrate effort.
When you celebrate effort not outcome, you become what psychologist and researcher Carol Dweick calls an “Incremental Theorist,” which is someone who focuses on “learning in increments.” –
If right now you’ve moved out of your comfort zone, celebrate the effort this move required!
Stop getting caught up in the pain of setbacks and disappointments.
Instead, start digging around for golden nuggets of insight gleaned from the experience.
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the winning shot…and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why…I succeed.”
Michael Jordan is a wonderful example of an “Incremental Theorist”.