Today we’d like to introduce our guest blogger, Gail Gibson: Coach, Trainer, Speaker and Author, who enables people and businesses to define themselves to become remarkable. One of Gail’s passions is to challenge people to move into their ‘magic’ zone, so read on to discover how she makes this happen!
Do you realise that the only way to achieve anything great in life is to get uncomfortable?
Consider what you had to do to ‘win’ the best things in your life. Occasionally, some of your victories may have been easier than others, but for the most part, there’s no doubt you had to ‘stick your neck out’ and move away from being comfortable.
Staying within your ‘cocoon’ of comfort means less chance for you to overcome the things that you fear or desire to change.
Do you enjoy the feeling of discomfort? Discomfort conjures up images of being hurt or in pain. Awful really. However, as a powerful tool to enable you to face your fears or improve yourself, you must choose to step into the zone of discomfort.
When you do so, you’ll soon realise that the sensation isn’t quite as ‘painful’ as you thought. In fact, you’ll recognise a positive change in yourself, because you have taken a leap of faith.
Begin to stretch your mind and stretch your thinking.
Think about what you need to do to stretch yourself to speak in public. Do you need to learn or relearn presentation skills? Do you need to eliminate self limiting beliefs about your own image and how you think others perceive you? Do you require training on how to design an impact speech? All of these opportunities will stretch you and your thinking; moving you away from your comfort zone.
Now stretch your outcome.
Let go of your ‘duvet’ and look forward to achieving more from ‘becoming you’ in the discomfort zone. Challenge yourself to move closer to achieving great things in your life!