Recently I had the honour of being invited to go and speak in front of around 80 to 90 Ultimate Frisbee players, who were trying out to be selected for the New Zealand teams for the World Championships in Netherlands next year.
For those of you who don’t know, I have been an Ultimate Frisbee player for the last 16 years. It’s been a long held passion of mine and it was really neat to be asked to come and speak at this training camp about finding your finish line, which is a big tribute to Nathan Martin, my triathlon coach from this podcast we did.
The talk I gave was specifically related to being your best self, pushing yourself, challenging yourself, crushing your goals and setting intentions that keep you motivated.
I decided you may need to hear this too, so I’ve recreated it here for you both as a full blog post and an episode on my Untapped Podcast.
Are you stuck in the comfort zone?
Are you getting a little bored and discontented with where you’re at in life?
Isn’t it time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately, especially since I started training for triathlons, which regularly stretch me beyond my comfort zone and push me mentally and physically.
What I wasn’t prepared for were all the other benefits this would bring me, because even though going beyond your comfort zone can be uncomfortable – the benefits are that you learn, grow and go further than you imagined you could.
And that’s just for starters!
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, therapist and author of Better Than Perfect, says people who regularly seek out fresh experiences tend to be more creative and emotionally resilient than those who remain stuck in routine.
“Breaking your own mould can only make you stronger and more confident to reach higher levels in your professional and personal life,” she says.
Being uncomfortable can be a great thing. It isn’t easy but it’s worth it.
Are you ready to break out of your comfort zone?
In this episode I share with you:
- Why it’s easy to stay in the comfort zone
- The many benefits of being uncomfortable
- Things that I’m doing to step outside of my comfort zone
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