One of the Greatest Top Secrets of Successful Women
As I have have been fortunate to be around many successful women during my adult life, I noticed that although they may vary in race, socieconomic status and even preferences, they all have some significant commonalities. All of these women are hard workers, driven, motivated, dedicated, willing to sacrifice, possess a positive mindset and even in the face of adversity and obstacles, remain resilient to achieving their goals and pursuing their dreams. As I contemplated further regarding these indivdiduals, I noticed a major common thread was that all these women operated outside of their comfort zone.
Every single woman I studied, no matter how successful never got comfortable in her own succcess. These women acknowledge that success is a journey and every day strive to be be better, learn more and continue to challenge themselves. T. Harv Elker once said, ” Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions and more growth then everything else combined.” What a powerful and valid quote. Comfort zones are safe and self-sabotaging all at the same time. You stay in a dead end job, because you are ” comfortable” with a steady pay. You stay in a bad relationship, because you are ” comfortable” with having a companion. You decide to not pursue your dreams because you are ” comfortable” with the certainty of not failing.
When you stay in your comfort zone, you know the end result. The dead end job leads to unfulfillment; the bad relationship leads to unhappiness and failure to pursue your dreams leads to untapped limitless potentinal. I suggest you take a few minutes to examine an area of your life that you are in a ” comfort” zone and decide to “shake” things up a bit. For example, this may mean, pursuing a business venture, going back to school, learning a new skill/hobby,ending a bad relationship, or even relocating. Today, I challenge you to become uncomfortable with being comfortable. Whatever action you decide to do, just know that operating outside of your comfort zone, is one of the top secrets to you having the happiness and success that you rightfully deserve.