Mediocrity is achieved through activities within our comfort zone, but only through breaking the uncomfortable barrier of the comfort zone can one achieve greatness. Anytime we are unwilling to get out of our comfort zone we are taking a big and bold, albeit unintentional, step to being average. It is imperative that you do things that may seem uncomfortable in order to create success in the direct sales arena. Although, as you force yourself to do things outside of your comfort zone, in spite of how you may feel at the time, you begin to gain confidence. As you gain confidence, these activities become more comfortable and things that once seemed impossible (like talking to a complete stranger about your business) now seem easy.
What is stopping YOU from success?
An unwillingness to get our of your comfort zone may be the number one reason you are not succeeding at the level in which you aspire, and if you knew the damage it was causing you would be very eager to get out!
“If we are growing, we are always going to be out of our comfort zone” John C. Maxwell
Do it NOW!
Here is my challenge to you; go do something today, right now, way out of your comfort zone. Don’t wait, and don’t worry- just go do it. Maybe it’s picking up the phone and calling that one prospect you would love to work with, but are scared to call. Maybe it’s doing a presentation to a prospect that has shown interest, or maybe it’s meeting a brand new friend and telling them about your product.
Whatever it is, do it.
After you complete the activity, I want you to pause and reflect for a moment. How do you feel? I have a strong suspicion that you experience a lot less trauma than expected. I believe you will see that it is not as hard as you thought.
As you repeat the process a few times your comfort zone will begin to transform. Suddenly you will have one small success to build upon, and gradually be able to break your barriers. What was once very tough will now be easy. In other words, you will begin to stretch your comfort zone. And the exciting thing is, the more it is stretched, the more success you will enjoy!
Wishing you all the success you will allow yourself to have!