Routines make life so easy. We wake up, go to work, hang out after work, check Facebook, watch TV and then go to sleep. If we asked you what you will be doing next week on Tuesday, you would probably have an answer. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great to have a routine, but is your routine simply your comfort zone? And is your comfort zone painting you into a corner?
Staying in your comfort zone makes you feel safe. You know what to expect, and you know the pros and cons. But you are also painting yourself in a corner because you aren’t allowing yourself to grow. You have to add things to your life that challenge you outside of your comfort zone so that your life can grow and improve. Playing it safe takes away all opportunities to grow.
Step out little by little. Start by changing the way you go to work. Or give yourself the goal of speaking to 5 new people a day. Maybe you can start walking home after work instead of taking the bus. Write down one goal a month and continue to add onto it so that your life can continue to expand, and you won’t trap yourself. Little by little you will grow, develop, and help to change the lives of other people.
Take a minute to write down your goal for this month, and stick to it. Expanding your goals will expand your reward. We only get ONE life, lets live it. Have a GREAT start to your week!