“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” –Denis Waitley
It’s been said that life begins at the end of our comfort zone.
We’ve heard that. We even intellectually know that. But do we live that?
When feeling awkward or unconfident because we’re doing or thinking or acting or being in ways we haven’t before, do we stick with the new ways of operating…or turn back because of our uncomfortable feelings?
When the chips are down and thoughts of retreat overwhelm us, do we side with a commitment to grow into the dreams we say we want, even if what we really want right now is to hurl? Or do we side again with the tried and true “me” or “how I am” or “the way it is” that we know so well?
In a personal development seminar, I was once challenged to produce a result which would require me to be someone other than who I knew myself to be in order to produce it. Wrap your head around that one.
Many of us want to fulfill a dream, something grand and glorious. The rub is finally learning that it don’t/won’t/can’t come easy. We can’t produce a new result from our old comfort zone.
But it will come…if we just build the muscle of placing our attention on the commitment vs. all those seductive and hypnotic thoughts and feelings which call our name so sweetly.
“The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.” –Sherri Shepherd
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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