I have stepped out of my comfort zone several times in my life, sometimes by choice and other times life happened. We all have different goals and life plans, but it’s fair to say that we all want to be successful at whatever we do. I have also met many different types of people over the years. Many are movers and shakers, others are just plain lazy, and some are what I call excuse creators. There’s nothing wrong with being you, but please don’t blame others for not creating your success. Everyday you have the opportunity to make great things happen, so get out and do it!
Eight years ago this month I was faced with the greatest challenge of my life- learning how to walk again. Two weeks before my 40th birthday I was forced to step out of my comfort zone- I had to dig in and get my legs moving again! Through one year of physical therapy and a lot of hard work, I learned how to walk again and continue to keep moving today. My right foot is still dropped, not a big deal! I met a lot of interesting people along the way and I also saw an opportunity to do something different with my life.
I began writing again and took up blogging. I then stepped out of my comfort zone and began sharing my story to several women’s groups across the state of Iowa. I was meeting new people, sharing my story, and got better with my presentation each time. I refused to sit around and let my medical issues claim my life. I will admit, it would have been very easy to be an excuse creator. Social Media then came into my life and it’s fair to say that I saw an opportunity to be a mover and a shaker. I’m not one to sit back and watch life pass me by- not gonna happen! I’m gonna dig in, dig deep and make fun memories every single day!
If you find you are stuck in your comfort zone, I’ve got three tips for you:
- Get out of bed and get dressed every single day
- If you have made a commitment, follow through with it
- Try something new
If you do the above, I can guarantee that you will have made three positive steps in your life. To keep things moving forward in your life, surround yourself with people that you admire and people that understand you! It’s up to you to make things happen in your life, nobody else can do it for you. My passion is sharing and inspiring others to be successful and I want every single one of you to succeed. Go out and make life happen!