How to Challenge Yourself and Come Out of Your “Comfort Zone”
Fear is immobilizing. It can consume you and be paralyzing. Just when you think you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams, it can hold you back and hamper success.
It’s easier said than done, but when you stop letting your fears and anxiety hold you back, only then will you be able to conquer the world.
The only way to break free is to challenge your fears and come out of your comfort zone.
How can that be done? Let this blog be your guiding light:
# 1: Educate Yourself
Knowledge is power. Let’s say you’re working as a sales representative for a new company. It’s understandable that you’re anxious when you have to take calls. After all, you don’t know the person on the other end of the line.
What if they ask you questions related to the products you’re marketing and you don’t have the answers? The best way to tackle this situation is to turn yourself into an expert on the products you’re selling.
Anxiety comes from the unknown. The more you know, the easier it’ll become.
# 2: Set Short-Term Targets
Setting small, achievable goals will relax your mind. When you don’t have to worry about taking on everything all at once, you won’t end up stressing yourself out.
When you have big, long term goals, you need time to achieve them. With small goals, you don’t have to worry about deadlines and making mistakes.
# 3: Think About Why You’re Anxious
Why are you worried? Think about it. Are you worried you’ll be judged by others? Are you worried you’ll be considered a failure?
Think about why you’re scared and then remind yourself that mistakes help us learn. Nobody’s perfect and success never taught anyone anything. It’s always our failures that help us learn.
Your manager and colleagues didn’t achieve what they have today by being perfect. It took time and dedication to be where they are today.
When equipped with a task that’s making you anxious, ask yourself why you feel the way you do.
These are just a few ways you can break free and step out of your comfort zone.
Steve Rizzo is a motivational speaker for the corporate world. He conducts motivational keynote presentations to help businesspersons and salespeople reach their goals. He uses his leadership skills, wit and expertise to inspire and motivate businesspersons.
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