I´m sure you have heard of the concept of a comfort zone. Everyone has one but how big or small it is varies from person to person.
In this post I will try to explain how it works and what you can do to increase your comfort zone in order to reach new results.
The mind – body connection
As explained in a previous post our thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings leads to actions. Our actions creates our results.
When we look at this in detail, it looks like this. Our mind consists of two parts, the conscious and the subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is our thoughts – what many don’t realize are that we actually can choose our thoughts, we can create new ones and we can accept or reject what we think.
Our subconscious mind consists of our habits, past programs, self-image and beliefs. These are deeply rooted throughout your life and it automatically controls you whether you are aware of it or not.
Which programs are you run by today? A simple way is to look at your current results.
As we go through life we are constantly influenced by our senses. Smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight. When we are inside of our comfort zone – the thoughts, feelings and action are aligned, they are on the same frequency, “X”, and they lead to the same results.
As long as we are inside of our comfort zone we can’t achieve new results.
Einstein said “the definition of insanity is to do the same things and expect a different result”.
The terror barrier
When we are influenced by a new idea or thought, “Y”, it has a different frequency (yes, we can measure thoughts by frequency). This new idea leads to a new feeling, which leads to a new action. Going through this process we feel uncomfortable.
When we do something that feels uncomfortable but we do it anyway we hit what is called the “terror barrier”. Hitting the barrier we get feelings of fear, anxiety, doubt and worry. Example you decide to advertise on youtube. So you record a video. But the video don’t become as good as you hoped it to be. Or results are not as good as you expected. You start to hesitate yourself, thinking “Maybe this video thing is not for me” or “I don’t need be on youtube to succeed in my business” and you get back to old habits.
You need to understand that this is part of the process, regardless of who you are and what you have accomplished, you will feel this way every time you do something new.
The key is to have a clear and compelling goal of what you want to achieve. A goal that is big enough for you to try it again & again & again. Finally, after you tried it a number of times (how many depends on situation and “how scary” you think the situation is) you will break through the “terror barrier” and when you do, your comfortzone will expand and “Y”, will be included in your new comfort zone and you have created a new habit.
Now that you know how the process works. Dare to do the things that scares you.
Co-founder, Unlimited Karma