Hey, what’s up? In this blog post, I want to talk about how to get out of your comfort zone. If you’re currently struggling with your confidence or want to boost it, this advice can help put you on the right track.
But before we get to that, let me ask you this:
Have you ever hesitated to ask a question in school because you were afraid to look stupid?
I’m sure we’ve all been there.
You really needed help on something, but you were too shy to actually go up and raise your hand. The more you thought about it, the more anxious you felt. You might have played a back and forth game inside of your head debating whether you should just man up and ask it. All of a sudden, there’s this weird feeling in the pit of your stomach that gets worse and worse by the second.
The anxiety is rising.
Your teacher has since moved on to a new topic, and now you’re even more confused. You ask yourself if you’re the only one who doesn’t understand this? Are you going to look dumb? Was it a stupid question to begin with?
Finally, the bell rings and you officially admit defeat. You give up on raising your hand.
Has something like this ever happened to you?
Have you ever hesitated to do something because it made you feel uncomfortable?
If so, this blog post is going to help you out tremendously. All of this could have been avoided if you knew the power of getting out of your comfort zone.
And this doesn’t just apply with school. Getting out of your comfort zone is the quickest way to massively improve in all facets of your life. Whether it’s with girls, your career, social interactions, business, relationships, confidence, etc.
How to Get Out of Comfort Zone
So, how do you gain the courage to get out of your comfort zone?
Here is one of the best ways to do it:
You need to get into the habit of living life as if you’re already 100% confident and sure of yourself.
And one of the best ways to do that is to “fake it till you make it”. (I like to think of it better as, “act as if till are you are it”.)
Whenever I’m faced with an uncomfortable situation, I’m constantly asking myself one question.
“What would Kanye do?”
It might sound ridiculous, but asking myself this question gives me a confidence boost. It becomes a game in my head and I’m able to pretend to be someone I’m not. In this case, someone who is totally confident and sure of themselves.
You’re faking it at first, but the more you practice doing it, the easier it will become to truly “live it out” and not “act it out”. It makes blowing past discomfort a whole lot easier.
(This doesn’t only just work for Kanye West. If the thought of him makes you want to throw up, just replace it with your favorite celebrity or artist.)
Here’s what you have to realize about leaving your comfort zone.
It’s going to SUCK!
Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the hardest things you will ever do. If it was easy, everyone would do it. You’re going to feel anxious. You’re going to feel uncomfortable.
And you know what?
When those feelings start bubbling up inside of you, and your brain tries to logically get you out of an uncomfortable situation, that’s when you should do it even more.
Eleanor Roosevelt has a popular quote that goes, “Do something everyday that scares you.” It’s one of the realest things I’ve ever heard.
You have to see the fear, acknowledge it, and tell yourself, “I’m going to do it!” Don’t give your brain time to talk you out of it. Go and take action before you even realize what you’re doing.
This is how you grow as a person!
The more you do it, the more you get desensitized to it. You will start to realize that going out of your comfort zone isn’t a big deal at all. Once you truly master this (I’m working on this every single day), the sky is the limit with what you can do in life.
If you only get one thing out of this blog post it’s this,
Be comfortable being uncomfortable.
Ignore the fear.
Grow a pair.
Get out of your comfort zone.