Break Out of Your Comfort Zone!

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Hey Warriors,

Currently, I don't have a designated blog to posting threads like this one,
but let's face it, i'll get a lot more readers this way.

As we grow up, we learn lots of things. Some of them are taught and others are learnt by ourselves. We are thrown into this world, and we're left with one thing only: the ability to integrate that thing we learn into our raw behavior. As we are little, we don't know which things to take in and which to leave out. We're living for the sake of it, ignoring the fact that whatever we do, whatever we experience and whatever we learn, will be part of us for the rest of our lives.

Where do I want to go with this? There's no easy way to change who we are. In my opinion, there's no need to. Because who you are, doesn't really matter. You're just a living scrapbook of memories, moments, experiences, movies, opinions, thoughts, quotes, songs, teachings and learnings. It's not who you are that really matters. It isn't certainly not what others think about you. It's what you think about yourself. It's how you see yourself and the world around you. Nothing else.

You must be able to realize that sometimes life won't give you what you want, but if you try hard enough, someday it will.

This is where I wanted to get. You're taught to behave in a certain way, you're taught to say the right things. You're taught to stay safe, you're taught not to take risks. Isn't that sad?

There's just one thing between who you are and who you want to be. You must be able to be willing to take the risk to get there. If you want to cross the river, you must get wet. Sometimes there's a bridge, but you can bet that the bridge won't always be there for you to cross it.

I'll leave you with something I heard on a rerun on Fox:
It's not easy to break out of your comfort zone. People will tear you down, tell you you shouldn't have bothered in the first place. But let me tell you something: there's not much of a difference between a stadium full of cheering fans and an angry crowd screaming abuse at you. They're both just making a lot of noise. How you take it is up to you. Convince yourself they're cheering for you. You do that, and someday, they will
#break #comfort #zone
  • Profile picture of the author tobyR
    good post and interesting content - to my mind its all about taking control of your life at every level - yep bad things happen but we all have to deal with them Move on and create your own future is my motto
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lemon
    Very inspirational, thank you for this post. It's lead me to believe that, it's YOU that makes the difference in your life. And if you want to be successful you have to think that you are successful instead of looking at other people that are already successful and basking on their greatness.
    "Learn to do one thing better then anyone else can do it, and you can forget about your financial problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jexo Advertising
    Originally Posted by Max Stryker View Post

    There's just one thing between who you are and who you want to be. You must be able to be willing to take the risk to get there. If you want to cross the river, you must get wet. Sometimes there's a bridge, but you can bet that the bridge won't always be there for you to cross it.
    I like that quote because I'm a firm believer that we can all benefit from taking more risks (while being smart about it).

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  • Profile picture of the author Max Stryker
    Right, let's break out of our comfort zones!
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  • Profile picture of the author lingo
    Very inspiring post.
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  • Profile picture of the author happyme
    Lol yeah right you did get alot more reads here. But, seriously this is some really good written stuff. I more or less agree with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyBacklinks
    Hey Maz this is great thread buddy, right on the money! of my favourite phrases is - everything you ever wanted sits just outside your comfort zone

    thought id share that as your thread is very fitting

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  • That is a good post. T Harv Eker says the same on one of his books. It is EASY to be comfortable, it makes things SIMPLE. But the more unconfortable you are, the more you learn and the more you stretch yourself. If you take it easy, life will be hard. If you think hard, life will be easy.

    You did not come into this world to be a robot, to just do what everyone else does and get by. If you just stay in your comfort zone, that is all you will ever know. Now who wants to waste their life with that?
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    • Profile picture of the author topan
      I really like this line: "Break Out of Your Comfort Zone!"
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  • Profile picture of the author jjoshua
    I think you must constantly challenge yourself and give yourself new goals and objectives to reach. Break out of your Comfort Zone is a suitable phrase that pretty much sums it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Stryker
    Let's everyone Make an effort and do something that steps out of our comfort zones today!
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    • Profile picture of the author tokaje

      Yes, we should get out off our comfort zone, as often ass possible.
      Its outside the comfort zone, new learning takes place, and you can take a leap forward/upward.
      Today I think I will take the "Pizza Walk" again......
      The Pizza-walk was introduced to me by Jamie Smart (Great NLPcoach, life-transformer etc.), and the purpose is to force yourself out of your own comfort zone
      AND after having been out of our comfort zone, you often fell on top off the world :-)

      I was joining a seminar en the UK, and we were told to do the "pizza-walk"..... that is, go to a place, and act like you are totally confused, and almost make a fool off yourself.....embarrassing at the time it happens, but very much empowering afterwards :-)
      Anyway I set out to visit a big well known burger chain, and I joined the queue, looking around at the other customers. My heart was pounding like crazy, even though I knew rationally that I was in no danger, my neurology was responding as though I were about to rob a bank!

      When I got to the counter, I looked at the person behind it &, with a straight face, asked for a ham & pineapple pizza. She looked confused and said “What?” I repeated my request. She said “We don’t sell those.” “This is a Chinese restaurant isn’t it?” I replied. She said no, I said thanks anyway and left. I felt like I had just knocked out Mike Tyson – I felt invincible!

      A very simple way to challenge yourself..... try it, and take a leap forward, and share your experience :-)


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