Growth happens when you get uncomfortable. As we begin this New Year we should be focused on hitting new goals and having new experiences so this year isn’t a replay of previous years. One of the key ways to do that is to look for ways that you can get uncomfortable everyday. This doesn’t mean that you have to do something extreme like skydiving, but it does mean doing something small that you wouldn’t normally do. This can be something as simple as ordering new dish at a restaurant or introducing yourself to someone new at work.
It’s not necessarily what you decide to do, it’s about developing a new habit that gets you mentally ready to do something different. For example, I launched my second business in January, 2013 because I challenged myself to do something differently. I wasn’t looking to start another business, but an opportunity presented itself and I decided to run with it. If I wasn’t open, then I never would have done it and I never would have been in the position to have my life and my family’s life change in such a positive way.
Earlier today I heard my mom speaking on a conference call and she’s so afraid of public speaking, but yet she not only spoke on that call, she also trains people every week about how to have more in their lives. This is something that she never would have done previously. However, it all started with challenging herself to get uncomfortable.
If you don’t know where to start, then ask a friend to hold you accountable to do something different and new everyday. Fortunately for my mom, someone pushed her to get uncomfortable and from that moment she has been challenging herself to continue to push against her comfort boundaries. As a result, she has grown so much as a person.
The only limitations are those that we place on ourselves. Make this year the year that you decide to shed those limitations and grow more than you ever thought possible.
How will you decide to get uncomfortable everyday? Leave a comment to let me know!
Aisha Taylor is a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle”, and the Founder of FNPhenomenal (Frugal –n- Phenomenal). FNPhenomenal helps women to break the vicious cycle of making money, but not keeping it. FNPhenomenal provides education about money management, empowers women to take control of their lives, develop a healthier relationship with money, and pursue being phenomenal.
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