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Push Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The problem we often face in life is we get stuck. We get stuck in our comfort zones and forget to live life. Too often I see people blankly stare at their computer screens or walk mindlessly through a grocery store. If you're reading this you're probably like me. You're different.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will list the steps I am taking to push past my comfort zone. The first step is to:

Create a Major Goal 
A major goal can be to complete a marathon, travel to foreign country, or act in a play. The goal must resonate with you. The influence of others will not help you complete your goal. It must be your own goal. Let's breakdown the goal into Specific, Measurable, Action-Orientated, Rewarding and Trackable.  I will use my own goal as an example.

" I want to display 10 pieces in an art gallery."

Specific: 10 acrylic paintings displayed in an art gallery.

Measurable:It takes me two weeks to finish one painting.
I have two paintings so far.  I can complete my goal by August.

Action-Orientated: I would needs to discipline myself to paint everyday until August.

Rewarding: In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People they say to visualize the end goal.
To me imagining people gathering around my work makes it rewarding.

Trackable: Every two weeks I'll have one work completed. By August all 10 pieces will be done.

When you set a goal make it S.M.A.R.T.  Leave a comment below and tell me what you hope to accomplish in the next 7 months!


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