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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

This week I just want to share an inspiring moment I had at the Apple store a few days ago.  As I waited for my appointment I witnessed a tech working with a woman who was definitely over 85 years old.  She had her laptop on the table and she was showing the tech her photo presentation from a recent Christmas event.  She used iPhoto to put them all together in a presentation, she added music, and there were words streaming through the presentation as well.  I thought to myself, “WOW! What an inspiration this woman is.”  I don’t even know how to do what she was doing.  She was there learning more and more, building on her current skills. 
As I waited I wondered how uncomfortable she may have been when she first started using the computer and building these skills.  No doubt she must have been adventurous, but maybe not.  There is a good possibility that she really had to step outside of her comfort zone to become better at something that she was initially afraid of.
What do you want to do that seems so far out of reach and/or causes you fear?
What would it feel like to work through that fear?   
What can be done to overcome that fear?
Think about it and then WRITE IT DOWN.  Then write down the action steps you will take to overcome it.  Make sure the action steps are:
Successful people are results oriented and they TAKE ACTION!  We either succeed or we fail but it is up to us!  And of course, we have to be thankful and show gratitude for where we are today and now.
Merry Christmas to all of you,
Michelle Jones
“People never fail, they just stop trying.” -unknown

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