This week, I discovered an amazing quote by Thomas Jefferson
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”
It’s empowering, freeing and inspiring all at the same time! As you were reading the quote, did something pop into your mind that you would like to achieve? What actions would you need to take that you haven’t done before?
Sometimes the action is giving up an item, such as cigarettes or wine. Or it could be adding something into your life. E.g. exercise. Sometimes the action is emotionally hard, like leaving an unhealthy relationship. Or perhaps it’s learning a new skill, like how to write an awesome resume, so you can apply for a new job. Whatever the action is, it will involve shaking up your usual habits and breaking out of your comfort zone.
Breaking out of your comfort zone is scary. It makes you feel uncomfortable, vulnerable and fearful. It can also make you feel exposed and risk rejection. However, if you don’t take bold action, you will be stagnant and your life the stay the same.
Ironically, staying in your comfort zone doesn’t make life easier. In fact, it makes life seem scarier. If you always stay in your safe place, over time, your world gets smaller and you lose confidence in your abilities. Staying in your comfort zone requires just as much effort as breaking out of it, because with time, even small things seem huge.
This week’s challenge is: shake up your life!
1) Pick one area of your life you would like to change. It could be ADHD related, but it doesn’t have to be.
2) Think about what new thing would you be willing to do to make it happen?
3) Pick a start date.
4) Do it!
P.S. If taking a big action seems too scary, start small and build up.
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