We live at a point in time where our daily life can be super uncomfortable. Our security, our safety, and our level of comfort have been rocked. We are being forced to live outside of our comfort zone and most of us don’t like it! It’s one thing to make a choice to step outside of your comfort zone and make changes to your life, but it’s another to have those changes forced upon you.
None of us want to have decisions made for us. We want to oversee our lives. Living in a COVID-19 world, people are in pain. People are dying. People are drowning in debt. People can’t pay their bills. People don’t have food. It can be challenging to see the positives and opportunities when we are just trying to survive.
For so many of us, right now is about surviving. We’re trying to make it one day or pay one bill. I know this can be hard to hear, but we might be missing what we need to learn. COVID-19 is an opportunity for us to learn. To make the hard decisions.
For years I lived in the dark. I didn’t want to know what my problems were, I just wanted them to miraculously go away. I didn’t care whether it was someone else coming to save me or my life just suddenly got better. Either way was good. I didn’t care how it happened.
Growing up I thought that certain things would happen at a certain point in my life. For some they did, but for me, they didn’t seem to work out that way. When I turned 30, I didn’t want to acknowledge that my life wasn’t what I had dreamed it would be. The hardest question I ever asked myself was why. Asking that question meant that I could no longer live my life in denial. I had to take the leap out of my comfort zone. That leap was one of the most terrifying things I had done. Starting my own business last year was officially the most terrifying thing I have ever done. Stepping out of your comfort zone is uncomfortable.
What you’re experiencing right now is a push out of your comfort zone and I’m right there with you. I’ve been given another shove put of my comfort zone this past month. My routine has been totally disrupted. My income has been shaken up. One of the hardest things that I had to do was overcome my pride and file for unemployment. I had done everything right! I had gotten a part-time job to help pay my bills while my business was getting established. I stepped past my pride and had to have courage and trust that all would be ok. The interesting thing is that by taking that leap I’m doing better than I was a month ago.
That doesn’t mean that everyone is. I’m grateful that I’m doing better, but I also know that I’ve done a lot of work to get there. There was no miracle cure. No one came to save me. It was me. I had to do the work and take the leap. My discomfort had to grow to the point that I just couldn’t take it anymore. I had reached my breaking point. Congratulations! You may have just reached yours. Here comes the opportunity for you to say that I’m never going to be like this again and start to make different decisions.
How are you going to step out of your comfort zone? Let me know. Do you want to know more about what I do? Click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.