Stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy. In fact, it’s incredibly daunting and we often look for excuses as to why we shouldn’t step out of our comfort zones. So why is making a concerted effort to step out of your comfort zone so important? Well, no one really wants to stay stagnant. We want to grow, evolve and develop but we cannot do that if we stay in our comfort zones.

I feel like so many of us are stuck in dead-end jobs, unhappy relationships and in negative environments, because we are too scared to leave our comfort zones and take the risk in order to change our lives for the better.

Sometimes all you need to do is take one small step and go from there. We often spend a lot of time looking at the entire goal or plan instead of just the first step. Start small, take the first step and then concentrate on moving towards the next step. It will make things a whole lot easier.

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy

  1. Great things happen when you feel uncomfortable

When you take the first step towards change and leaving your comfort zone, great things tend to happen. Doors open and new opportunities arise. Dealing with the challenge of leaving your comfort zone will help you grow and evolve as a person. Sometimes forcing ourselves to do something we are really scared to do, opens some amazing opportunities and your whole outlook on life changes.

Remember: The one move you make today could be worth millions.

  1. Believe in your goal and success

Believing in yourself is a vital part of stepping out of your comfort zone. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will be more hesitant to take that first step. When we need to move out of our comfort zone we often dwell on everything that could go wrong. This time I want you to think about all the things that could go right and focus on that.

Your only limit is your mind. Stop limiting yourself

  1. Enlist a friend

One thing you need to remember is that the fear you are feeling is completely normal and there are so many people out there that have felt the same way you that are feeling now. Having a friend that is motivated, ambitious and just as driven as you is important and will help with your journey. You will find that when you taking the risk of leaving your comfort zone, this friend will be there cheering you on and motivating you. It’s hard to motivate yourself all the time and having a friend on the same level as you will truly help. Someone that understands the concerns you have and the fear you are feeling. Maybe you and the friend can both take the risk together. This way, you won’t feel so alone and you will have that shoulder to lean on.

Be such a beautiful soul that people crave your vibes

  1. Get yourself excited

Have you ever thought about that goal or plan and the excitement completely takes over you? Your excited, your driven, your mind is racing with ideas and ways on how to make it happen but then you realize you will need to really step out of your comfort zone in order to make it happen, and that’s when the fear sets in and completely overrides the excitement you just felt a few seconds ago. Learn to control that. Try and feel more excitement than fear when you are stepping out of your comfort zone. Remember, being uncomfortable brings along change and with change great things happen.

You are powerful, brilliant and exceptional. You can achieve any goal you want and I want you to get excited about it.

  1. Change your mindset and everything else will follow

Mindset is everything. Instead of concentrating on the discomfort you are going to feel when stepping out of your comfort zone, use it as a learning opportunity. Instead of asking yourself why it won’t work out, ask yourself questions like ”What will I learn from this” or ”How will I grow from this”?. When you shift your train of thought from negative to positive, great things start to happen. Remember, you’re never losing, you’re learning and growing.

Live boldly, push yourself and don’t settle