Yesterday on instagram I wrote about some of my goals for the new year. I don’t really set resolutions, because lets be real, I forget about them in like a month. I can barely remember to change the year to 2015 when I’m writing it.. aka I write 2014 until about August and then finally get the hang of it. Resolutions, what?
But, I do think it’s good to acknowledge the year that just passed and recognize the good things that occurred and why they made an impact in your life. This past year was honestly one of the best I’ve had in my life. So many things happened for the better, I’ve grown so much as a person, and I’ve experienced a ton of new experiences that I probably wouldn’t have if I didn’t take risks.
For me, the main thing that I changed this past year was stepping outside my comfort zone. I did things that I never imagined I would do or be comfortable doing, and truly did take risks. I attribute this tiny little action to making it my best year yet.
I crossed things off my bucket list, and gained a new sense of confidence in myself. Not only physically, but mentally as well. I used to think I wasn’t capable of the unimaginable. I never thought I’d be capable of winning a bikini competition, but I did. I never thought I’d be capable of making my life-long modeling dream more of a reality, but I’ve made more strides in that path than I have in my entire life. I now know that ANYTHING is possible if you really try and step outside your comfort zone.
The thing with comfort zones is that they are comfortable. Obviously. It’s human nature not to always be open to change, inconvenience, or doing things that you aren’t comfortable with. But nothing ever grows in comfort zone’s. If you are stuck there, everything will always be the same. You need to take risks, and beautiful things will happen. It happened for me this past year, and now I know that I need to continue to do this. This includes saying YES to more things. I’m so quick to say “no” to anything that I don’t want to do. I am challenging myself, and I challenge you to try to say YES as much as possible. Take risks. Do things you never imagined you could do. Chase your dreams. Amazing things will start to happen, just watch.
Have you noticed a change stepping outside your comfort zone?
What is a story of that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it!