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4 Simple Steps to Get Outside of Your Box

October 2, 2009

By Lori Hanson

What one thing do you really want to do but just haven’t gotten your nerve up to try? Everyone has things they would like to do that are a bit of a stretch. Some people revel in the opportunity to step outside the box and go for it. And others seemingly stay paralyzed by the fear of the unknown and can’t seem to move. Here are four simple steps to help you get outside your box and into something new.

  1. F.E.A.R. One of the biggest things that holds people back is their fears. But Jack Canfield has a great definition for fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Our subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a real or imagined event. Stop focusing on the FEAR and start seeing the result you want.
  2. PLAN. If you want to try something totally new do some research and find out the best way to approach it. Search the internet for information and create a plan of attack.
  3. Take the first step. Break your plan down into a series of steps that you can do one-by one. It will be less overwhelming and make it easier for you to do.
  4. Applause. Give yourself a hand for taking each step and moving outside of your box.

The more you explore moving out of your comfort zone, the easier it will become. And you’ll soon see that you can do anything you put your mind too.

Want to step out of your box?


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