If you’re anything like me then I run away from fear and the things that make me scared, and I think thats quite common. Very rarely do I face my fears and push through my comfort zone. Maybe because I am scared I wont be able to do it, or I’ll change my mind at the last minute? Who knows why, but I know there is value in doing the things that scare me. So today I thought we could have a discussion and talk about why its important that we do these things and what we can benefit from it.
IT GROWS CONFIDENCE
Doing the things that scare us can grow so much confidence within us, even if its a small thing that you have overcome. From doing that, confidence builds which makes you more likely to do other scary things too. It’s like a chain reaction! We can all do with feeling more confident once in a while can’t we? Just imagine how great you’ll feel after you’ve done it. You’ll feel like you have accomplished so much!
IT PUSHES YOU OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”― Roy T. Bennett
The above quote is so true. Real change does happen when you step out of what you feel comfortable doing. We stay doing what we feel comfortable in, from being scared of having those fearful thoughts. Embracing fear and those feelings that come with it is okay. I talk a lot on my blog about embracing feelings and emotions and fear is one of them. Embrace it and you might find that it’s the beginning of something new for you.
IT OPENS UP NEW EXPERIENCES
New experiences and new adventures can happen once we face our fears and do things that scare us. It could be the very thing that changes your life completely. You could find a new hobby, meet new people and visit new places. All because you decided to step out of your comfort zone and do something you wouldn’t normally do. Doesn’t that sound so exciting?
IT CAN HELP YOU GROW AS A PERSON
Growing and changing as a person whilst getting older is just the natural process we all go through. This point links in with the new experiences section I spoke about. Experiencing new things can help you grow and learn about all new things that the world has to offer, but it can also open up new parts of you that you didn’t know existed.
Are you often scared, or apprehensive of doing the things that scare you? Do you have any tips you use to push yourself in doing the scary things?
Just a few reasons as to how getting yourself out of that comfortable place can really help you grow as a person. I hope it makes you think about life and how you can get more out of it by stepping into the scary zones! Olivia x