I recently wrote an article about how fear of failure can get in the way of your success. Top Tips and Strategies for Girls Who Fear Failure ... @Neecey Fearing to fail keeps you in your comfort zone but breaking out is a step to success. This is how you break out of your comfort zone. I say good luck, but I know you can do it.
Table of contents:
- do something that scares you once a day
- break out of your usual routine
- say yes more often to open up different opportunities
- don’t stall your life by waiting for the perfect moment
- don’t be afraid of failure, it’s natural
- go travelling to broaden your horizons
- embrace discomfort, it’s not going to kill you
- do something different
- take your time making decisions
- trust your gut
1 Do Something That Scares You Once a Day
One of the best ways to step out of your comfort zone is to something that you would normally make you a little nervous, ideally once a day. This can be something as small as taking a different route home from school or work to something bigger like putting yourself out there to get to the gym and work out in front of other people. The simple fact is that the more you do these things, the less daunting they will begin to seem.
2 Break out of Your Usual Routine
Make different changes every day to your daily routine that will keep you on your toes and stop you from falling into too much of a comfort zone. Whether it’s making the effort to go out after work instead of coming home and chilling on the couch or rescheduling your work day in a way that you have never tried before, the little changes all add up to a big improvement in testing your comfort boundaries.
3 Say Yes More Often to Open up Different Opportunities
It can be so easy to get in to the habit of declining last minute invitations and turning down spur of the moment opportunities because you don’t like to make plans at too short notice, but one of the best ways to break from your comfort zone is to have a day of the week where you force yourself to say yes to everything. You are allowed to exercise common sense, of course, but be more open to going to a bar with colleagues after work and things like that!
4 Don’t Stall Your Life by Waiting for the Perfect Moment
If everybody waited to make decisions and move forward until that absolutely perfect moment came along, then nobody would ever get anything done, believe me! Sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and jump in to the deep end of the pool before we think we are ready. You never how you are going to handle a situation until you are in the middle of it. You can’t put it off forever, so what better time than the present?
5 Don’t Be Afraid of Failure, It’s Natural
There are very few, if any, people in the world who have never made a mistake. Failure is a completely normal and natural part of human life that cannot be avoided. Whether your failure is big or small, just remember that there are a million other people right now who are experiencing the same, and the great thing about human nature is our ability to bounce back!
6 Go Travelling to Broaden Your Horizons
While there is nothing wrong with being a home bird, it does the world of good to make the effort to get out there and experience other sights and other cultures from the ones that you see every day in your hometown.
7 Embrace Discomfort, It’s Not Going to Kill You
The more often you allow yourself to be exposed to a slight feeling of discomfort, most likely in a social setting, the stronger your resistance will become to it. You will find that situations that would have caused you to once cringe and quit are now situations that you are more than happy to stay and take in your stride.
8 Do SOMETHING Different
We typically get so caught up in routine and it becomes comfortable. To break out of this comfort zone we've created we must be willing to do something different. Something as simple as trying a new item at a restaurant you've always wanted to is a great place to start.
9 Take Your Time Making Decisions
In this fast paced and ever changing life we live, sometimes all we need is to take a moment to breathe and think. That in itself can be uncomfortable and new, especially for girls who are used to making decision on the fly.
10 Trust Your Gut
For girls who are so used to weighing all their options before making a decision, trusting your gut and making snap choices (the complete opposite of the point above) can easily be uncomfortable in that situation. But, it allows you the chance to trust yourself and build a greater confidence in you!
Come on Girl. Poke your toe in the water. The worst you can do is get wet.
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