“A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for.” Albert Einstein
I'm full of the new year - new you spirit but I haven't actually got around to setting any precise goals yet - same old story.
Anything I have done resembles much more of a "to do" list than anything else. Really I'm not sure that's what resolutions are for.
What I'd love to be able to reflect on at this time in 2018, is something bigger than laying off the booze a little bit here and there, or yoga mastery or even getting to grips with phonics with my preschooler (although the latter is going to be a real achievement!)
This article resonated with me more than anything else I've read, here's the key points
Killing your comfort zone.
- Find the things you find awkward.
- Say "yes"
- Put it in your diary before the self doubt kicks in.
- Have a little confidence in achieving things you're capable of.
Great little read here when you have 5 mins...
To me, killing your comfort zone is about living a life of continual curiosity. It’s about not giving up when things seem hard, but persevering in the name of growth. It’s about having the conversations you feel you can’t, and trying the things that voice in your head says “aren’t for people like you.” Because that’s crap, and it’s time you started believing it. Identify the things that scare you, and make a list if you have to. Then, start saying yes—to the things you’d normally avoid and the opportunities you’d normally dismiss—even if it’s as little as attending a small group event, or grabbing coffee with a new co-worker. When it feels like you’re awkward and unsure, that is when it matters. That’s growth, right there. So kill your comfort zone, one small step at a time.