Recreational – Expand Your Comfort Zone
A Garfield cartoon features the lazy cat relaxing on his back, thinking “Jon says I should ‘seize the day!’ There’s only one problem…I can’t reach it from here.”
Achieving any goal requires some effort and stretch. If you have a recreational goal of going for a walk every evening, you won’t get there sitting on the couch in front of the television.
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Overcoming Fear With Courage
Fear of the unknown often prevents us from venturing forth from our comfort zone. Fear is a reaction to perceived risk or threat. There may be no real threat, and the reactions may continue long after the threat is gone.
Questions: What are you afraid of? Why? What can you do about it?
- What is the risk?
- How large is it?
- What is the probability it will occur?
- What are the benefits of taking the risk and succeeding?
- Think of times you were courageous and took a risk. Think of areas you desire more courage in your life.
- Exercises at “Health is Inner Peace; Healing is Letting Go of Fear.”
See also: The Wimpy Person’s Guide to Grit
Books: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers, “Fear and Other Uninvited Guests” by Harriet Lerner (excerpt here), “Fight Your Fear and Win” by Don Greene
Are you ready to Conquer Your Fears and Get Stuff Done?!
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.
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