Welcome back to Y.W and I hope you’re all ready to be inspired! Following on from an older post Conquering fear: Out Of Your Comfort Zone!, I really wanted to do a follow up
and another motivational, hopefully inspirational post to help to encourage you to be the best person that you can be – this month, year and foreves!
As I’ve started this blog and it has grown, if you had told me that I would be this far down the line, meeting new people, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, I honestly would have laughed in your face. This journey has been incredible so far and I am honestly not the same person I was when I started this blog in January – mostly because I pushed forward and became curious. Curious with what this blog could become, curious with who I could become with it. So what I want to do with this post is to encourage any of you who may be feeling scared, worried or anxious about take a leap into the unknown and why you should, indeed, be curious.Let’s go!
Firstly, what do you have to lose?
Something that I have talked about before is the fact that most of the critism that we face comes from the internal rather than from other people. Whenever we have an idea or we want to do something out of the ordinary for us, that voice at the back of our heads loudly says STOP, stay safe! Stay inside your comfort zone, it’s a big wide world out there and it’s dangerous! Sometimes this voice is for a good reason but other times, it’s chatting poo.
Part of being curious and taking yourself out of your comfort zone, sometimes we have to throw caution to the wind and take what we think is a risk but in reality it is a opportunity. Out of fear or worry that we will fall flat on our faces, we don’t take that leap, we don’t try something new when in reality, that one act could vastly change us in an amazing way. Being curious opens us up to learn something new, become a new and improved version of ourselves. Don’t be afraid to be curious, you never know where it could take you.
Flick that inner critic away
As I said before, that voice inside our head is not always in our best interests if we want to grow and develop into a better person. Even when you do decide to be curious and take a leap of faith, that inner critic could be whispering “what’s the point… everyone’s going to laugh at you… you’re going to fall flat on your face” and no doubt as we all know, sometimes we don’t do as well as we thought we would but who cares? Every trial we go through, everytime things don’t go as planned, it’s a chance for us to become more resilient, more powerful and more able to tackle our next task with vim and prepared for anything (but a post on failure is for another day).
That inner critic wants you remain so so safe and the more you listen and entertain it, the more you will stagnate and not grow. Delve into the unknown, start thinking, what if I did it anyway? What if I trusted my instinct and did something new? Majority of the time, you will end up gaining a lot more than you lost.
So much world to explore
When we stay inside in our comfort zone and don’t entertain our curiosity the way we should be, we are missing out terribly on the world and the wonderful gifts that it has to offer. There are so many new types of people, new experiences, new places to go that we haven’t yet explored. If only we took that leap and pushed forward in what our instincts are telling us, there would be a lot more great memories to be had.
When we look back on our lives, we want to know that we took many risks, we took a lot more leaps of faith and we cared much less of what people thought of us. There’s more to experience than just the immediate things you see around you, dream big and let that be your inspiration to be a lot more curious!
Part of holding back and restricting our potenial, sometimes we just need to let it go to an opportunity. Crazy, amazing things can happen when we just say yes – opportunities, chances, positive movements we previously thought were not likely. As I’ve said before, and I will say it again, nothing ever grows in the comfort zone. Say yes, and leap into the unknown sometimes, you will be very surprised with what may happen!
So guys, another week, another post. Part of what’s next for Y.W is a lot more gust writers in order to build a wellness platform relating to people from many different walks of life. If you’re feeling completely lost about what I mean, catch up on my About yourwellnessblog page and get in contact if you would like to feature. Until next time folks!