Humans hate being uncomfortable. Nobody likes being uncomfortable and certainly nobody tries to be uncomfortable on purpose, right?
Our hatred towards the feeling of being uncomfortable has lead humanity to great technical inventions like houses, aircons, fast food and socks.
We hate being cold, being hot, being hungry, being bored or being nervous. That´s why we actively try to avoid it.
But what if I told you that you should better get comfortable with being uncomfortable?
Superheroes are often uncomfortable. While saving the world they find themselves in combat situations, bloody and bruised or in uncertain terrain.
Being uncomfortable is just part of their job as superheroes.
And since you came to this blog I assume you try to become a modern superhero. And even if you´re fine with just improving your non-superhero-self you should practice leaving your comfort zone.
Small steps will lead to the first success.
Take a cold shower today and empathize with Captain America frozen in his airplane. Purposefully walk in the rain instead of taking the bus or the car. Talk to someone in your class you always wanted to be friends with but were too afraid to approach.
Just a single step out of your comfort zone will help to achieve more self confidence.
After accomplishing the task you assigned yourself praise yourself for it. You are one step closer to being a superhero!
Leave your comfort zone at least once a day. After you accomplished small steps you can try facing your fears.
Every superhero gets stronger after facing what scares them the most. Batman was deathly afraid of bats and still learned to manage his fear.
Even if it takes you years to overcome a fear it is still worth it. Accept that setbacks are part of your journey.
As long as you don´t quit failure is impossible. Just try again. And again. And again. Until you succeed.
Anything is possible if you set your mind on it.
And now go and become a superhero!