It’s not good to live in the bubble. At some point, you have to step up the game and get out of there if you want to see a huge positive change in your life, such as land a much better job or open more doors for more wonderful opportunities.
Yet we also know going out of your comfort zone isn’t the easiest thing to do. That’s why we’ve prepared simple but highly effective tips so you can do it with greater confidence and commitment:
1. Be more interested in other fields.
What does it feel to be a programmer? Am I creative enough to be a florist? What if I go back to school? You can begin with this type of questions.
2. Slowly pursue them.
As much as possible, never allow any form of self-doubt to be your answer. Rather, find other means to pursue them. We’re talking about reading books, watching videos, really going back to school, or even talking to people who have already found success in these areas.
3. Always remember: you are your own competition.
One of the major reasons why you’re afraid to step out of your comfort zone is competition. Though you can learn a lot of things from the stronger bunch in the group, there’s no use comparing yourself to them in the long term. You are different, and you create your own journey.
4. Get help.
Think of the process as moving into a new city or even a new world. You don’t know anybody, and sometimes no matter how you plan it, you don’t have any idea where to begin. That’s why you have to be more open to help.
Strengthen your support system. Let your family and friends know of your decisions and let them commit to help you in any way should you find yourself stuck at something. Learn from the brilliant minds. Attend their conferences, sign up their webinars, buy their books, or check out some of their past interviews in YouTube.
5. Do it slowly.
Being able to conquer something you’re uncomfortable with at the shortest amount of time is definitely a huge feat. However, many can’t do that. If you belong to the latter, just do things slowly. Mix things up a bit. For example, if you want to learn how to play salsa, you can take Saturday classes. If you’re planning to be a website designer instead of a writer, begin with simple designs, like templates for blogs.
There’s no time limit, provided you remain consistent.
6. Be more accepting to failures.
Here’s another reason why you don’t want to try anything else: you don’t want to fail. But life is full of failures. Even if you’re in the bubble, you’ll encounter things you have no control of. It may be cliché, but hey, every failure you encounter in life (both personal and professional) teaches you a lesson. Learn from them and make sure you don’t make the same mistake again the next time around.