Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

It's impossible, said pride.  It's risky, said experience. It's pointless, says reason. Give it a try says the heart.
Need to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

I’ve never been ok being average. I’ve always looked for opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone. I trust the Universe that it has something better for me.

Although, for a short time in my early 20s, I was the opposite. Up to that point, I had so many bad situations occur, I thought that my life would never be great. I thought that I was doomed and I would stay in this personal hell that I created for myself based on the choices I was making. It wasn’t until I met my ex husband, who saw the good in me and he believed that I could start making positive decisions again.

My life has not been easy and some days I really wish the Universe would lighten up on me. But I also know, that I wouldn’t be the person I am today, had those experiences not happened to me. It’s when you face challenges head on that you see personal growth.

My oldest daughter thinks that I’m this super mom and I’m friendly, outgoing, and fearless. I’ve told her that if she could see the self doubts in my head before I hit the podium to speak or see my knees shaking that she’d know different. I constantly push myself to try new things because the deepest part of me understands that what’s coming is EVEN BETTER than it is now.

Attending networking events scares the hell out of me. Right before I go to one, I’m talking to myself “Self, all you need to do is meet 3 new people that you didn’t know before. That’s it, 3 new people.” Before I go, I set metrics for myself; if I meet more people, awesome…if not, that’s ok too because at least I tried.

Today, is one of those days I’ll be self talking to myself. A couple of days ago, I received an email to be one of the guest speakers for Startup Canada’s Twitter chat. The topic would be on Entrepreneurship for Aboriginal persons. All of a sudden, I had a lump in my throat and thought I don’t know enough about Aboriginal Entrepreneurship. I’m not good enough, there are more people qualified than me, yadda yadda yadda. I was afraid that I’d say the wrong thing and it being a public forum would reflect poorly on Startup Canada. The other part of me is saying “You know that this is an amazing opportunity for you and you can’t pass this up”.

I believe that magic and miracles happen when you step outside your comfort zone. For that reason, I knew that I needed to do this. The Universe has amazing things in store for me. These amazing things are beyond my wildest imaginations. The only way to experience them is to step through the fear. And I must take that step. I can’t sit in my comfort zone and hope and pray the Universe will come and save me and bring me that something better. I have to take the step forward. I must signal to the Universal Energy that I am READY for the next level.

I want to hear from you:
  • Are you holding yourself back from your dreams because you’re comfortable with the way things are now?
  • Can you remember a time when you pushed passed the fear? How did you feel?
  • What is 1 thing you can do TODAY to start pushing past your comfort zone?

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone (http://rosied.ca/2012/09/11/stepping-out-of-your-comfort-zone/)

8 thoughts on “Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

  1. Chazace says:

    Such a lovely blog. I’m 26 with an agreeable personality… Been bullied in the workplace… Don’t talk much because I’m afraid of saying the wrong things… I’m always trying to play it safe and would just want to get through a day without complications or problems…. I’m even scared of trying a new job out of fear that I might not be good at it… But after reading ur article I’m inspired to try new things n live a lil. Effective tomorrow i will be sending out resumes for job without fear of being rejected and in hopes of learning new things and challenges. THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN INSPIRING ARTICLE.

    • Thanks for stopping bu and reading my blog post Chazace!!
      Please continue looking for new opportunities in your life. Never let others define who you are, you’re meant for amazing things! Keep moving forward and your eyes on your goal.

      P.S. Don’t forget to come back and tell me all about it. 🙂

  2. Wendy Foster says:

    Great Blog, Rosie! … and you will be awesome with your talk! Thanks for sharing your stepping out and inspiring others!

    • Digout Business Solutions says:

      Thanks for sharing my blog posts with your friends Wendy. I’m so glad that we’ve become friends! 🙂

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