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/or reactions may continue long after the threat is gone.
I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened. –Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. -Mark Twain
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 to Expand Your Comfort Zone at Finerminds.com and StrengthsFoundation.org
- Exercises “Health is Inner Peace; Healing is Letting Go of Fear.”
See also: The Wimpy Person’s Guide to Grit
Are you ready to Conquer Your Fears and Get Stuff Done?!
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.