If you’re a friend with me on social media then you’re probably fed up with me talking about being on Sky News this week, but there is a reason for me to mention it again today.
I was randomly called on Tuesday evening and asked to appear the following morning to discuss the findings of a study to be released that day. It was all an exciting rush and so didn’t give me much time to worry or talk myself out of it.
Taking a step out of your comfort zone can seem very scary, especially when you’re uncertain about what you might step into. We all have insecurities about being exposed in situations we aren’t used to, however doing it is a fantastic way to boost your confidence.
You may find yourself continually going over and over your worries about taking the step or thinking up lots of ‘what if’ scenarios. This will just cause you to procrastinate, so instead accept that worrying won’t help you find a solution or understand the issue better and have the courage to move forward.
Step out of your comfort zone
When you can have the courage to take a leap into something new with the belief that whatever happens, you will cope, not only are you building your confidence but also your resilience.
So my challenge to you for this week is to set yourself a goal that you feel uncertain about being able to achieve. It doesn’t have to be something very big or important as long as it takes you outside of your comfort zone. For example, speaking assertively to someone who has upset you, going to a social event alone, joining a new club or phoning an old friend you haven’t spoken to in years.
Remember the most important thing is to celebrate your success in having the confidence to take that step, whatever the outcome is.
Good luck and do let me know how you get on.
I Was On Sky News – What Are You Going To Do To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone?