When am I ever going to click the “i’ve done this”-button on this one? Do I want to? Probably not.
I challenged myself into a new relationship successfully, and somehow it felt natural to take it on even if it definitely was outside my comfort zone. I think the term “comfort zone” helps me define what I normally do, and thus also what I should be doing. Constantly moving on and pushing myself into new situations.
I stood on stage the other day as well. Not news for me really, but the topic I spoke of was completely new and in all honesty I didn’t know much about it. Nor did I say I did – it was just my thoughts at the time. For the first time in a long while – people didn’t seem to like what I was saying. No comfort there, that’s for sure.
But these two things have stuck in my mind. The relationship is there all the time of course, but me actually taking it on. It’s special and interesting.
If the “i’ve done this”-button means I won’t be doing it again – I hope I never have to click it.
The more you think about it, the more stuff you find that is outside your comfort zone. At least that’s the case for me. There are so many things that I’ve just gotten used to not doing, because that’s not the sort of thing that I do.
Well, I’m starting to do them. One by one. And this one about relationships you know, that one is coming right up.
Yesterday I held a presentation for 15 execs at one of the largest publishers here. Somehow I find workrelated comfort zones easier to step out of than personal ones. Perhaps that isn’t so strange when I think about it. Anyway, I was very nervous but made sure that I stood up straight and delivered. And it went really well.
Like I wrote last time – of all my goals, this is the most satisfying. Every step is challenging.
Try spending a whole weekend with twenty engineers that you’ve never met before. They know each other and you’re the odd one out. Also, you know absolutely nothing about what ever it is that they do… It’s rough, and there’s nothing comforting about it – I can tell you that. But it got better! Step by step, and with a bit of common activity, it started to fall into place. Not within my comfort zone, but it was getting closer.
This must be the most difficult and the most rewarding goal at the same time. I’m going to continue with this one for sure-
Went past this girl that I’d met the night before. Thought to myself – “do I go home and pretend as if nothing ever happened, or do I actually do something?”. Surprisingly enough I took the second option. Walked up (after some hesitation I should add) and made a complete fool of myself. Excellent. Within my comfort zone? I think not. But I learnt a thing or two, even if the result wasn’t quite what I was hoping for.