Your Mindset Plays A Powerful Role
Your mindset plays a powerful role in getting out of your comfort zone. When you look in the mirror that is the person that determines your actions. The things that you will either talk yourself into doing or talk yourself out of doing.
There is power in convincing yourself in the things that you can do. At the same time not believing in yourself has an equal amount of power too.
It is nice to know that you alone dictate what you will do. By changing the way that you think you can achieve your desired results. If you keep telling yourself you can’t do something then you won’t.
Is it easier said than done?
At times, it can be depending on the goal that you have. For instance, recently I had to do something in my workout that I was afraid of trying. It was a box jump.
The minute that I saw that on my list to do I wanted to run in the opposite direction. A lot of things crossed my mind. What if fail at trying?
What if I fall and get hurt? What if I make a fool out of myself? However, the one thing that I couldn’t stop thinking about was: what if I don’t try?
That last question was my driving force. You may think: okay so you had to jump on a box, big deal. It may not seem like a great feat, but everyone has a comfort threshold.
Change Your Mindset
We all perceive our limits in different ways. I have never been a huge fan of jumping with my workouts. When I first encountered a burpee, I wanted to find some other exercise to do instead.
Here is the cool thing that I learned. It is okay to be afraid of doing something that you have never tried. You are supposed to feel uncomfortable if it scares you.
The thing is you don’t have to remain in fear of it. Remember what it felt like when you first learned to ride a bike? What was the thing that most kids fear when learning to ride a bike?
They are afraid to fall. They are afraid because they know in their minds that it could hurt. The kind of fear we all encounter as a child shows up in different phases of our life.
What do all children have in common besides being afraid? They all tried to ride the bike anyway. Fear was put on the back-burner and instead determination took its place.
Are you facing something in your life that you are afraid of doing?
Maybe it is a part of a big dream or goal, but you are allowing fear to hold you back. Ask yourself if you can live with the fear of not trying.
I am continuing to learn that I want to try my best to step away from fear. That I can do more than I think that I can do. I have also been reading “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins and it has been life-changing.
Sometimes fear needs a little kick-boxing to send it on its way. To let it know that we have what it takes to overcome it.
Are you ready to face your fear today?