You probably wake up in the morning, do your breakfast, go to work, have lunch, come back home, spend some time with your family and friends and in the end go back to sleep.
If you’re able to relate to that then you’re probably living your life on autopilot. That means you don’t control your life, your life is just passing in front of your eyes and you are not interested in changing that because it might be challenging to step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown world. You are happy living inside your comfort zone because it is, indeed, comfortable. There are no challenges and you don’t have to fear anything.
Think again, are you really happy living that kind of life. We all have a role model in our life who does all sorts of amazing and crazy stuff and you feel like they are living their best life. You want to be like them but you can’t because you are scared to challenge yourself.
Comfort is your biggest enemy, do something different, every day. Do something which makes you uncomfortable.
Grab a pen, create a list of things which makes you uncomfortable, things you are scared to do. Do it now!
Are you scared of public embarrassment? Then embarrass yourself in public.
Are you scared to talk to strangers? Go out and talk.
You need to step out of your comfort zone and face your fear.
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek” -Joseph Campbell
We fear what is unknown and we assume that unknown is dangerous, it is but not always. Mostly it isn’t. All we have to do is to explore that unknown.
I know that is not easy. I have been in similar situations too and its freaking spine-chilling.
But that feeling, that lies on the other side of your fear is the best feeling you can ever experience in your life.
If you are still confused, you don’t know what to do and how to overcome your fear, just remember the challenge is to challenge yourself.
You can do it by simply putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. For starters, you don’t need to dance in the public when you can make yourself uncomfortable by just changing your computer’s operating system and exploring something new.
All you need to do is to do something challenging every day and slowly making a departure into the unknown side and experience the adventure it holds for you.