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Get out of your comfort zone

It’s easy to be comfortable.

Everything is status quo and nothing unexpected happens. You can stay in autopilot and just cruise through life with the same routine and events each and every day.

But if you are like me…I can’t stand being comfortable. Anytime I feel comfortable where I am or feel like I’m just going through the motions…I shake things up.

Why? Because progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.

Why is it that doing more weight on our clean or snatch is so hard? The reason is because it is outside of comfort zone and our body is not use to the weight. Our bodies would love to stay using the same weight as always…but in order to make progress and set new PR’s we have to push the envelope.

The same holds true in life. If you want to be successful in business, your workouts…anything, you need to get out of your comfort zone.

How do you know if you are getting out of your comfort zone?

1. It scares you: When I was in San Diego we had some downtime so a few members in the group asked if I wanted to go paddle boarding. At first I was hesitant because well, I’m not a huge fan swimming, I have never done it before…and honestly, I didn’t want to look like an idiot. But I’ve learned that when you have that feeling…you ignore it and just go for it.

And guess what? I had an absolute blast and can’t wait to do it again.

2. Other people doubt you: This is another sign that you are starting to get out of your comfort zone. Anytime I’ve had an idea for something I’d like to do to improve my business that may seem out of the ordinary…I’m usually met with doubts from those close to me. I’ve found thats a normal reaction and something that you have to push through. Countless times in my life I’ve had an idea…had people doubt me and say it won’t work…and then when it does, they support me.

3. You have doubts yourself: When I made the decision to upgrade my CrossFit box to a new space that would take us from 1,000 sq feet up to 10,000 square feet…I had doubts. Would I be able to grow the gym enough to make up for the higher overhead? Will people stick around? All these questions are fine…but don’t let them paralyze you. If you have a plan and are confident in your abilities…by all means go for it. No risk, no reward.

Getting out of your comfort zone can seem like a tough task…but if you want to be successful in your goals…you have no other choice. Once you get out of your comfort zone you will step into a new level of success that you’ve yet to experience.

It’s an awesome feeling once you’ve made the step outside your comfort zone.

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