When we look at a certain object close up to our face, a painting for example – we won’t be able to appreciate what has been painted if the painting is just an inch away from our face. But if we view it a little further away, we’ll have a clearer vision of the art work.
We can reach a point in our life when we are ready for change and a whole mass of information will help us unlock our self improvement power when we lay our hands on it. But until then, it can be staring us right under our nose and we won’t be able to see it.
We as human beings are creatures of comfort and we have developed our owncomfort zone. We constantly look for the easiest way out – the path of least resistance. The super successful high flyers of this world whether it is in business, sports or entertainment all have one major thing ingrained into them. They like to get out of their comfort zone and expand it all of the time.
The real secret to unlocking your self improvement power is to start listening to your feelings and your gut. You need to simply start being honest with yourself.
If you don’t like saying no to people who are asking a favour, start saying no until it becomes comfortable. If you don’t like speaking in groups, force yourself to volunteer for any kind of public activity – it might be a simple thing at a school, community hall or local club. Practice and stumble along and you will get over major hurdles that have held you back.
Self improvement is all about listening to your feelings and taking action which is eloquence as Shakespeare put it. You will get instant gratification from yourself. Build a lot of self esteem and get tons of positive feedback from your peers and friends.
It’s the one thing I keep telling myself every time I get into a new situation that I am uncomfortable with. Just remember 99% of the time a challenge or situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, all the other people watching would feel the same, but may not choose to push through!
Go out there and practice getting out of your comfort zone and you will grow so quickly you won’t believe it.