How easy it has become to find oneself stuck in the same routine day in and day out. How does one step of of their comfort zone when being comfortable feels like the right place to be? The answer is quite simple in my eyes. The desire to become great, to leave an impact and life long legacy, one cannot stay where he or she is and do the same thing each day.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m good where I’m at. I don’t need to change. I like my life.” I’ve been there countless times. Feeling as though life couldn’t get any better and change was just a word that had little to no meaning. It’s words like legacy and greatness that challenge me and press upon me, to help me realize, where I am at today and what I am doing today is no where near the place where I would like to be.
In order for you and I to realize we have to step out of our comfort zones, we need to have a self check in with ourselves. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
When is the last time I did something bold?
When is the last time I concurred something I’ve feared?
Is my life challenging to those around me? In other words, does my life challenged people to live better lives?
Do I tend to hide in crowds or do I use my voice to make an impact?
Am I considered a leader or a follower?
Being uncomfortable is not always the best feeling. Living in tension, living on the edge, not knowing where your stepping out may lead is bothersome. I’ll tell you this. Every great leader you see or know had to face the very things that made/make them uncomfortable in order to become the person they desired to be. If we want to be great, we cannot sit back and keep allowing ourselves to talk about change, talk about switching things up and expect time to be the difference maker. We have to be the change we want to see. No one is going to change for us.
Being uncomfortable is a place you and I have to live in if we expect to become great.
Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone on today?