We can all live in the place that makes us feel strong and successful and comfortable. We stay on our path and do what we know. Embellish on our strengths. Perfect our habits. Because why would we step out of our comfort zone? Why would we challenge ourself knowing… we could fail.
These questions are important. Have you ever asked yourself these very questions in all honesty? I know I haven’t! I’ve lived in my comfort. Doing my best at what I know best. I recently challenged myself to something that was so out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I was fucking terrified. Crossfit. That thing you hear so much about. I’ve talked shit about the sport for years. Why would I ever take the time to learn about it? Do it? Feel it? Well, the answer is…. because I’m afraid of it. And it’s my unknown. Do I feel stronger and more in control of my life only doing that of which I can conquer? Possibly. Errrrr, yes. The answer is yes. Push my ego aside and I will 100% admit I’m afraid to fail. Who isn’t? So WHY wouldn’t we challenge ourself? Why wouldn’t we want to be better? Taking on something that you’re afraid to fail at could by the most empowering step you will ever take. <Enter your biggest fear here> then go do it. Take it on. Challenge yourself and feel your accomplishment at the end. If you can’t complete the challenge, pat yourself on the back for trying. For getting out from under the fear. THAT alone should empower you.
Your being wants to thrive. Your soul wants to grow. I encourage you… let it feel fear. Let it feel humility.
Let that humility take you out of your comfort and into a world unchartered. Those lessons will define you. Then you will grow. Your conscious will expand. You will take on the things that scare you. You will be better.
I may not ever be a Crossfit pro, but I can tell you stepping into a world so unknown made me walk out feeling the pride in trying, and that’s really all that mattered.
Your comfort zone is yawning. You will never do better or live better…. until you feel the fear then BE better.
You got this. 👊🏼