Whether you’re self-employed or work for an organization, you don’t get to pick and choose which activities you want to do. While (hopefully) you enjoy a good portion of what you do, there are always some tasks you’re responsible for completing that make you uncomfortable. Often it’s something you’ve never done before.
But here’s a newsflash – most problems in business require us to do what we’ve never done before. If there is a problem to be solved, raise your hand and volunteer to take it on. I guarantee that no one else is sure what to do either. So it might as well be YOU that figures it out.
When you work for yourself, it becomes even more difficult to force yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s not natural to tackle something you find difficult, scary, unrewarding or boring.
But it’s in those uncomfortable spaces that big things can happen. And without big things happening, you’re doomed to mediocrity.
Not only does your business move forward, but you become more acquainted with discomfort and find a renewed confidence in yourself.
So what are you going to do today? Something new and scary, I hope!