I wonder if as January has ended and February begins that any of you are becoming remotely aware that you MAY be falling into that same old comfort zone regarding some of those goals you set and  have not yet achieved.  Maybe you are finding yourself saying, I’ll do it tomorrow, or I just don’t know what to do or how to do it or how do I even begin anyway?

What if I told you that there was an instantaneous way to get momentum and extend that comfort zone and easily become comfortable with your uncomfortableness?

I don’t know about you..but I love to be comfortable! Many times we STAY where we are because we are uncomfortable making changes and the unknown is daunting. I KNOW!  Have you ever wanted to go swimming and the water was a bit too chilly—yet as you slowly ventured FORWARD the water somehow felt less chilly. Why, you ask? It is simply because you took the risk  and stepped forward and  literally in a few short moments you became comfortable with that which you were uncomfortable with just a few moments earlier.Yes, with each step forward you took you actually expanded your comfort zone to include that which you had previously been uncomfortable with!

Just the other day I finally took action on something new which had been a bit daunting to me. I kept moving this item forward on my to do list for over 2 months. I was uncomfortable and was unsure how to proceed. For me it was the old pattern of “take no action if you don’t know what to do” that crept in. This of course only increased my discomfort every time I looked at my to do list! I finally just decided that I would not end the day without completing this. The funny thing is that completing this brand new thing actually only took me less than an hour and it has opened up a whole new avenue of business for me!

So, what is the one thing that will instantaneously extend your comfort zone??? BEGIN the thing that daunts you….JUST BEGIN ….you do not need to finish it, JUST BEGIN NOW! Although I think that you will be surprised at just how much you accomplish as your comfort zone is extended and your discomfort magically disappears!

As Yoda says in Star Wars, “Do or do not, there is no try.”

Here’s to doing!

Gail

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