One of the first things I sought out to do, after leaving my job, was to connect with entrepreneurs and those who were on their path to freedom. One thing we all seem to have in common is this constant struggle between wanting to experience success and having to face our fears just outside our comfort zone.
All of us have the same thing in common. Our fears seem so big and so real. But are they or are we making them out to be something they are not? Are you being petty regarding the things you fear?
The first place we go wrong is categorizing something as a fear when it's really more of a discomfort. We're uncomfortable taking the action because we're unsure of the possible outcome. Being unsure of how something is going to turn out is not the same as having a fear of it. Keep in mind that the true source of fear is related to the preservation of life. Unfortunately, this has evolved into the preservation of comfort.
When you try to maintain your comfort, you are being petty. Your fears aren't as serious as you portray them. They pose no real threat to you and, if you faced them head on, you'd probably experience a multitude of benefits. Every goal I wish to achieve is only possible if I decide to consistently edge towards my comfort zone.
If you've noticed some stagnancy in your life. It could be because you are repeatedly reliving the same day. Reliving the same day is a telltale sign of comfort zone living. Ideally, we should incorporate courage building activities in our regular routine. This is where you take uncomfortable action even when you don't feel like it. The more this becomes a habit, the smaller your "fears" will become. You'll operate in a logical way with regards to your fears instead of blowing them all out of proportion.
To keep from overreacting to the things I fear, I have to ask myself, "if I do this thing, will it be detrimental (harmful or damaging) to me?" If the honest answer is no, then I'm being petty. Plain and simple. And if I put this pettiness aside, I can allow for amazing new experiences to enter my life.
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