Embracing Change and Soaring Beyond Your Comfort Zone


Your Guide to a Fulfilling Next-Level Life


Picture this: a nest of adorable baby robins, all snuggled up in their safe haven, with mom and dad tending to their every need. A heartwarming scene, until one day, mama bird encourages each little one to leave the nest. Though it may come as a shock to the baby birds, nature knows best. Just like those robins, you too may have reached a point where it’s time to spread your wings and fly.

We all experience pivot points in our lives – moments where we realize that change is necessary. Often, this realization comes with feelings of irritability, boredom, or even resentment. Despite recognizing that our comfort zones are no longer as comfortable as they once were, we cling to what’s familiar, entering the “coasting phase”

The coasting phase may be seductive, luring us into a sense of safety and avoiding risks. But if we don’t act on our desires for change, we risk drifting further away from our true north. This article will explore the importance of breaking free from outdated comfort zones and provide tips on how to start making that change.


Recognize Your Pivot Point

To embrace change, you must first recognize your pivot point. It often comes without fanfare, a quiet moment of realization that something in your life needs to change. Acknowledging this truth is the first step towards creating a new chapter in your life story.


Hold the Tension of the Opposites

In the space between your old life and the new one you want to create, you’ll find the tension of the opposites. Holding this tension without fighting it allows new possibilities to emerge more easily and quickly. Though it may be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary part of the journey.


Embrace Courage and Authenticity

Instead of waiting for the “perfect” moment to make a change, be brave and honest with yourself about what you want to alter in your life. Stepping out of your comfort zone requires both passion and perseverance, as well as a willingness to do the hard stuff that comes with change.


Cultivate Grit

Dr. Angela Duckworth’s research on grit shows that achieving success is positively correlated with passion and perseverance. In order to reach your goals and create your Next Level Life, you must harness both passion and grit. This combination will provide the leverage needed to accomplish your dreams.


Reflect and Connect with Your Heart

Take a moment to pause, breathe deeply, and connect with your inner wisdom. Reflect on your life, your desires, and the changes you want to make. Be honest with yourself, and allow your heart to guide you toward the life you truly want to live.


When you face your fears and venture outside your comfort zone, you unlock the door to your full potential. By embracing the unknown and taking calculated risks, you open yourself up to new experiences, opportunities, and personal growth. As you learn to navigate life beyond familiar boundaries, you’ll discover untapped strengths and abilities, ultimately allowing you to soar to new heights. By confronting the unknown, you not only create a more fulfilling life for yourself, but also inspire others around you to break free from their own limitations and embrace change.

Breaking free from your outdated comfort zone is essential for growth and happiness. Embrace your pivot point, hold the tension of the opposites, and cultivate grit to make the changes you desire. It’s time to take control of your life and step into your Next Level Life – a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and true to who you are.


Copyright © 2018 Diana Long