You may not realize it, but every person who has ever lived has been driven by the same purpose: to evolve. For you that means learning, growing, achieving, acquiring,expanding, pursuing, and achieving. Coded in your DNA is a "goal fulfillment mechanism" which drives you to expand your horizons. It's innate. It's why dissatisfaction creeps in whenever we find ourselves "stuck" or stagnant. Ruts do not serve us and run counter to our natural inclination.
But here's the rub - every goal you have ever wanted, including the goals you have set for this new year, exist outside of your comfort zone. They are close enough for you to imagine and claim, but far enough out of reach to make you stretch. Your comfort zone will have to expand in order to include this "new thing" you want.
Comfort zones are only expanded through discomfort. You can't get there comfortably. That means you gotta learn to tolerate discomfort! The higher your tolerance the greater your chances of success.
To be frank, the reason most people do not reach their goals is because they object to the discomfort. And I get it, I've been there. Discomfort like FEAR. Sacrificing free time. Changing habits. Saying no. Saying yes. Leaps of faith. Risk. Rejection. There is a lot of unpleasantness. But you know what? Your goal is TOTALLY worth it. And so are you.
There was a time that I thought I would NEVER have the courage to stand and speak publicly. I mean NEVER EVER EVER NEVER would I have thought that was possible for me. And my first experiences with it were brutal ... embarrassingly so. There were times following a performance that I cried because I was so disappointed. There were times that I had overwhelming stage fright and had to force myself to follow through. And do you know why I persevered? It wasn't because I had a goal of being a speaker ... it's because I had a goal of reaching people. And I was prepared to put myself through hell to get there. Well guess what? I got there. And now it is one of the greatest privileges of my life.
Push yourself this year. Do what you KNOW you must do. Go where you know you must go.
To your amazing success, xx