Life Outside the BOX!

When was the last time you listened to that feeling inside of you to break out of your current situation and fly free? We all have these feelings and often times when we start to move in this direction, we first feel the rush of freedom, and then often the intense feelings of fear. How we each react is up to us of course, but most of us feel this fear and fall back into our comfort zones.

Growth and change is usually not comfortable in the beginning…this is why most of us resist the process and are contented to stay in our comfort zones. Yet after we go through the iniial phase of uncomfortable feelings (fear, adrenaline, angst), we feel the exhilaration of a new level of being, and this is totally exciting! This process repeats itself over and over. To grow we have to face and go beyond our place, and we either listen to our fears and stay small or punch through them and grow. It is always a choice. The trick is to keep going and not just sit in the euphoria of the new level of awareness but rather take action from the new level and constantly strive to go beyond where we are any given moment. This is true especially in the face of challenges and obstacles we all experience. Enjoy each moment of course, yet also strive to grow beyond it, constantly. This is a HUGE key to living an extraordinary life. Just the title “extraordinary life” implies everything about the life must be extra and beyond ordinary.

We have all heard that success is much more about the journey than the destination. It is a great reminder. It is all about who we become in the process and the end results are the reflection of all we went through to get to the goal. Quite frankly, we have to become extra-ordinary. And extraordinary life is unlimited life. It begins with a choice to break away from the ordinary box life that most people are living. This is a major step in the process. We usually reach this when we get to the point of total frustration with our situation, feeling that we want and deserve so much more, but not knowing what to do to make the necessary changes.

There are very simple things we can do every moment of every day to live an extraordinary life and create and establish the habit of always being extraordinary. What it’s all about is getting into the flow and habit of going beyond our current situation. This can be applied to absolutely any area of our lives, and it can be the tiniest step. We each know where our comfort zones are and how willing we are to go beyond them. The smallest step for someone can lead to the biggest breakthrough, the step just needs to be taken!

If we take these steps, then we experience of what it is to be extraordinary…IT’S A TOTAL RUSH! At first it’s scary because it’s unknown territory, to go to a place where we haven’t been before. As we are all creatures of habit, we like to feel safe and secure…doing what we know we are good at and what we can do. Yet to become extraordinary we have to constantly go beyond what is comfortable, safe, and secure. Security is an illusion. Security in insecurity is the secret to living an extraordinary life, it’s all about being comfortable with being uncomfortable!

I DARE you to do something new every day that is outside of your comfort zone. This can be anything, nothing is too small. You will feel it too, when you move toward a new direction you will feel some resistance initially, just go through it. Change is uncomfortable for most of us. Try a food you have never had, visit a place you have never been, do the thing you have been afraid to do!

If something is holding you back, if you are hesitating for some reason (mostly fear) BLOW THROUGH IT! Feel from the inside out who you become in the process, then you will know what it is to be extraordinary. The lesson here is in the habit you are creating in your day-to-day life of going beyond your habitual ways of thinking and doing things, and in this process you will feel the experience of being and becoming extraordinary. As you make this a habit and master this process, you will get to the point where you will be EXCITED to see what you can do with a BRING IT ON! attitude in every area of your life. I don’t know about you, but this is the kind of life I like to live! GO FOR IT!

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do!” – Martha Grimes