Comfort Zone: Set Yourself Free
It’s time for a jailbreak, baby!
If you missed our last blog post, check it out because this is a two-part series and you’ve found #2 first.
Check those out!
We know that the comfort zone is part of the trifecta of zones: Comfort, Growth, and Panic.
To get out of your comfort zone, you have to understand what it is.
We can’t give you a textbook definition of YOUR personal comfort zone because you’re unique.
I can define my personal comfort zone to you and you’ll probably see parts of it and think “NO FREAKING WAY.”
For example, I can speak on stage in front of thousands of people.
I can read aloud without stuttering.
Some people would look at those two things that don’t phase me at all and think – that would make me want to puke on my shoes! 🤮
Your comfort zone is YOURS and yours alone, so you have to know what it is in your unique case.
That’s what the last blog and YouTube video were about so if you haven’t gone to those links I added above for you, now’s your time!
Here’s another look at those zones of yours… the smallest one, the comfort zone – is what we call the failure zone.
That’s where all of the things live that are familiar or repeated in your life.
The Growth Zone may scare the 💩out of you, but you’re actually growing and learning, becoming more…
And then there’s the Panic Zone… that’s when we go a bit too far out of the growth zone and exceed what our conscious and subconscious minds can handle.
If you didn’t check out last week’s blog and YouTube video to work through your Comfort Zone escape plan, then go back and do that now because you’ll need the results of the exercise to come up with your plan.
This lesson also has a YouTube video that will add to your experience, so check it out as part of your work on escaping your failure zone!
It will lead you through several steps that we’re not going to go into in this blog post, but that will help you be more successful overall in escaping the patterns that are not serving you.
For now, grab the journaling exercises you completed as part of what we suggested last week give you a window into your subconscious blocks.
Get a clean sheet of paper and draw a line straight down the middle.
Looking at your journaling exercises, on the left side of the paper, write the beliefs that keep you in the patterns of behavior that you revealed during your journaling.
Question: What experiences, events, people, or situations scare me the most?
Hypothetical answer: I get nervous when I’m around people in positions of authority over me; it seems as though I cannot sound intelligent around them, and I’m terrified that I look like an idiot when I try to communicate.
In that example, what truth or paradigm exists for that person?
It would be easy to suppose that person is stuck in a pattern of believing that he or she is not intelligent or that he or she is incapable of presenting ideas in a smart way that will be valued or taken seriously by “higher-ups” – so what I’d guide that person to write on the left is: Authority figures won’t take me seriously or Higher-ups do not value my ideas because I can’t present them well.
Keep going like that through all of your journaling assignments.
Then, on the right-hand side of the page, write the real truth… in that example, the real truth could be: I am intelligent and have great ideas that are of value.
This exercise will take you a while, but it’s worth it.
Each time you write down a truth that is oppositional to what you’ve been living out, you’re telling your conscious and subconscious minds that their programming is outdated.
This is one of the exercises that Coach Kendra and I do in our Empowering Vision Boards for Manifestation workshop which you can attend for free through that link.
I highly recommend you do so… it will help you take this exercise a lot farther and will get into the science of your comfort zones, and how to up-level your jailbreak!
I’m also available for private consultations for folks who really are serious about putting in the work to make real and lasting change in their lives.
If that describes you, click this link to schedule yours and I’ll talk with you soon. xo- Dr. Jane