Why did you click the link to come to this page? Perhaps you were wondering what is your or….are you even in a comfort zone?

Here is how to identify if you are still in the comfort zone

As you reflect on these quick questions, take the time to be alone and think deeply and honestly about this.

  • You want to maintain in the current situation, hoping nothing will ever change and you will want to live like this forever.
  • You are satisfied with whatever your situation is and changing takes up so much effort. You feel so lazy to even think about making changes because it requires much effort and energy that you rather not use.
  • When you are suddenly thrust out from our comfort zone, you become emotional, irrational and immediately want back in.
  • Your base all your decisions surrounding the area of your comfort zone and are reluctant to do anything unfamiliar or new because it can be scary. “why not stick to something you already know, right?”

Today, I would like to encourage you to step out and learn to learn outside your comfort zone.

But…the fear is so real

Some people call this the “paralyzing fear”

How do I move forward?

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For every success story that you hear, there are at least ten stories of failure to supplement it.

So how do you move forward in uncertainty?

We’re not afraid that we don’t really know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We’re afraid that what happens tomorrow will be so painful that we won’t survive it. We have already created a worst-case scenario in our minds, and the likelihood of it becoming reality is what really keeps us bound, not uncertainty itself.

Action Step: Examine your uncertainty. What lies at its root? What emotion comes up when you think about doing the thing that you’re uncertain about?

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Everybody fails, and failure holds the best opportunities for growth.

When we succeed without experiencing failure, our account is narrow. A person who can speak to both failure and success has a much more textured life and can help others navigate both waters.

For every success story that you hear, there are at least ten stories of failure to supplement it.

Action Step: Talk with someone who you view as successful and ask about the times that they have failed.

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We saunter into the world daily, ignoring the many risks that we encounter.

When we step out the door, we take an enormous leap of faith that we will get to our destination. We trust that other motorists are as diligent as we are. We hope that no one decides to harm us. We assume that we are healthy and nothing will happen to us.

We hedge our bets with the universe, forgetting that nothing is guaranteed. It is just as likely that you will survive your break-up as it is that you will find another partner. It is just as likely that your business will succeed as it is that it will fail. Life is about taking risks, and without uncertainty, surprises would not exist.

Action Step: Make note of everything that requires trust in the uncertain. Some of them are automatic, such as driving. Note the times you rely on others to make decisions in your best interest. What are you really in control of?

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Release our expectations

When we release our expectations of what should happen for us, we allow the universe to deliver in ways far beyond our wildest dreams. By dwelling in uncertainty, we limit the space in which the universe has to .

Approaching the unknown with openness breeds a multiplicity of experiences that strengthen our resolve and help us grow. I learned my best lessons when I relinquished control.

I quickly came to understand that in order for me to grow, I had to let go and leap. By choosing to remain paralyzed, I was choosing to rob myself of some of the best experiences of my life, like a new relationship that supports my growth and my beautiful daughter who helps me appreciate life.

Action Step: Take a situation that you are uncertain about and imagine what could happen if it turns out ten times better than you hope it will. What emotions would you have attached to that experience? How would releasing expectation free you?

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It becomes easier!

Once you take that step, the next step becomes easier, and so on. Having too definite a path can serve to block opportunities disguised as surprises.
Action Step: Think back on all the experiences in which you only saw the first step. How did they turn out? Was the second step anything that you could have predicted?

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“What if?” is a powerful question.

It primes us for possibilities and allows us to examine the constancy of our reality. If we are fully devoted to the process, asking “what if” can challenge our perceptions of what is possible for us.

So what if you did quit your job and had no money? Would you be forced to use talents that you have kept hidden? Would you face your fear of asking for favors?

Action Step: Complete this activity with a trusted friend and continue until you can’t think of anything worse. Build a scenario of survival and thriving from your rock bottom.

Face your fears

Nothing beats uncertainty like facing your fears. Moving forward brings you face to face with risk but also with hope.

Your life is not the same as it was last year, nor will it be the same tomorrow. When you make an intentional choice to embrace uncertainty, you take back your power. Not only will you be at peace with what may come, you will also have released your attachment to things going exactly as planned.

Action Step: If you are facing a paralyzing fear of the uncertain, your best bet is to take a step forward. Everyone has experienced the negative effects of uncertainty. The majority has thrived. You are not alone and you can do it.


What steps have you taken when faced with paralyzing uncertainty? How did you move through it?

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I hope this article has inspired you today to move forward! If you have found this helpful or if you know a friend in need, please feel free to share this piece with them.

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