When I started my internet business back in 2005, I was pretty excited about it. This was something that I had previously mulled over for quite some time, but never really took the action to just do it.
Then one day I finally decided to step outside my comfort zone and make that product, release it to the public & start my business.
In that very instance of commitment, my universe had suddenly expanded. A few moments ago, I was a wage slave doomed to a life sentence of repetition until the day I finally retired.
Now all of a sudden, my future was changing. I made the conscious choice to change my future, but was it realistic?
Maybe I couldn’t make a video & teach people what I knew. Suppose they think I’m some kind of chump and all demand refunds. My friends might laugh at me for making a fool out of myself and then failing!
Those were some of the negative self-doubts that kept me from taking action the previous months as well. It really finally got to the point where I just had to say “you know what Jack? Either crap or get off the pot… do ya want it or not?”
The truth was, as much as I didn’t like living paycheck to paycheck, in debt, and being subordinate to someone else, it was comfortable in some off beat way. Looking back, I can now see that the comfort of having just this one stream of income was in reality a false security.
Having a J.O.B. means that I can pay my bills & be socially acceptable, right?. It also means that you don’t have to think so much for yourself. You are told when you are going to work, what you’re going to do, when you can take a break, have lunch, a day off, and a myriad of other things.
You could compare this to when convicts are incarcerated for long periods of time. Eventually they become “institutionalized”. For example, if Vinny the fish just completed a 25 year stretch in the State Penitentiary and is then suddenly released, Vinny’s going to have a tough time coping without the regimen that he’s been conditioned into for so many years.
The big house had become comfortable in the sense that for 25 years he was told where he would stay, when & what he would eat, when to go in the yard for exercise, etc. Now suddenly, to experience freedom (relative to prison), he’s thrust into a very uncomfortable zone.
In order for you to break out of your ‘prison’, whether it’s a J.O.B., a relationship, an addiction of some sort, or whatever, you have to be willing to step outside the zone of comfort and make yourself do it.
If you already have a business, what can you do to make it even more profitable? What are those things which maybe you haven’t acted on, because it was beyond your comfort zone?
Perhaps it’s making that video, or doing a webinar. If you haven’t done it because it’s a ‘scary’ thing to do, but you know it will increase your business, just remember this; your universe will always expand to wherever it is that you decide to go. You are the master.
If you step out of your comfort zone (your known universe), your universe will automatically expand with you into this new zone. Before you know it, your universe has just gotten that much bigger, and you are all the better for having experienced it.
The next time that you come up with an idea or think “that would be nice but…”, don’t let that fear from inexperience, or fear of the unknown stop you! See this as the opportunity to expand the real estate of your personal universe. Stepping out will always expand it in some way.
When your universe becomes bigger, you become more confident. The opportunities and possibilities will grow exponentially with each expansion of your universe. Now is the time to do it. Dive in, and see for yourself where it takes you. You’ll be amazed!