Now I dare you to do the same. Step out of your comfort zone and see how far taking a chance will take you.
This challenge offers a three pronged approach to living a more thrilling and meaningful life. The first step is to do something different. It could be as easy as switching up mundane routines, like that daily drive into the office.
Why not take a new, unfamiliar route? That way you engage your brain instead of living on auto-pilot. According to some experts, our subconscious makes up as much as 92-percent of the brain. That leaves only eight percent for our conscious mind. So we must take charge of our thoughts and actions.
Changing routines forces us to consciously think, be deliberate and not leave our lives or our success up to chance.
I also urge you to do something difficult. We grow more when we push ourselves to do tough, seemingly impossible tasks well outside our skills set. We discover untapped internal strength and personal power when we challenge ourselves to “do the difficult.”
Once you do something different and do something difficult, here is the final dare: do something delightful. It’s a bit of a reward to accomplishing the first two dares. Just the thought of doing something delightful can thrill the soul. Even if it’s as simple as treating yourself to a scoop of your favorite ice cream for finishing that dreaded business report on time. Rewards, no matter how small, motivate us to do more.
So, if you want to live life on a more gratifying level and continue to grow, do something different, do and something difficult. Then reward yourself for stepping out of the ordinary by doing something delightful. You deserve it.
Sharon Frame: High Performance Coach, Writer, Copy Editor, Former CNN Anchor Creator of LeadaHERship Empowerment Cruise: leadhershipcruise.com
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