Over the last month we’ve been reflecting on exactly where we’re at and exactly where we thought and hoped we’d be this year. We’ve been asking ourselves the all-important questions about whether we’ve moved, transitioned and evolved within our personal and professional lives, and whether we’re surrounding ourselves with the right support structures to encourage, mentor and inspire us to keep positively heading in the direction of where we most want to be.
So this week, as we continue to look at how to reconnect with the resolutions and intentions that we so proudly announced at the beginning of the year, we are going to take a slightly different approach and begin with something that I for one have been stopped by on numerous occasions when the going got tough.
It’s time to bring a little awareness to that good old familiar comfort zone, or as I am going to name it this week, the rather challenging ‘discomfort zone’ and the sore spot that has, time and time again, seen us fall short of crossing our metaphoric finish line. So right here, right now we are going to take a good hard look at what it is that is actually getting in the way of us reaching our inspiring goals.
To help shed a little light on it all, I’m going to share a little confession with you. Whilst I’m one of the most ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ kinds of girls who see risk, challenge and the unknown as a very natural landscape to travel through, I am, as many of my readers will know, not always the best at attention to detail.
The problem is that my desire to get to where I want to go as fast as possible often means that some of the important aspects in the middle don’t always get the attention they need. This ultimately results in me having to start all over again, because of my rather hurried attempt. In reflection this is something I have always done and that has always hindered me and until I brave the ‘discomfort zone’ and learn how to overcome it, I am never really going to understand what I am capable of. Loosing my gorgeous husband, inspired me to really commit to the best possible outcome for myself, so what is it going to take for you to be inspired enough to break through?
So watch this week’s video, and then complete the actions as follows:
- Take some time to connect and clarify with what it is you most want to achieve and create in your career by the end of this year.
- Re-define clear, measurable and super inspiring goals to fit with the above.
- Now here is the hard bit. Be honest with yourself about what it is that has really been stopping you so far and what is it that you have to push though, step over or let go of to let your ‘discomfort zone’ propel you into the future you most want.
- Last but by no means least, write a short description of what and how it will feel when you’ve accomplished your goals and you are sprinting across the finish line shouting, ‘I DID IT!’