“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun” – Benedict Cumberbatch.
You know that nervous feeling you get just before you’re about to do something new, before you take a chance? That my friend is you stepping out of your comfort zone. Whether it be closer to your goals or not, this is growing you. The key to this is capturing the moment, identifying how you go in this moment of stretching. It’s about finding that sweet spot of growth.
If you can capture and evaluate this, well next time, you can have amended any lessons learned and come out on top even more. But to bring it back to the whole nervous situation and really breaking free of your comfort zone bubble. You should be trying to do this each and every day in some way, if possible. (it is)
Maybe it is a daily challenge, maybe it is as simple as talking to someone new, or maybe just working that extra harder.
The fact is – if you want to take hold of those dreams and bring them into being, it is time to get nervous. It is time to stretch.
Being nervous and excited at the same time is the SWEET SPOT. It means you’re excited for something new, but also a little scared.
If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You, They Aren’t Big Enough! – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
So my challenge for you today is to identify what makes your sweet spot? What gets your nervous and excited at the same time?
This might be more than one thing – but find it, write it down and take action.