The Comfort Zone
“How To Live Your Life” For Dummies
What’s That Tugging At Me?
It’s what the author of The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin refers to as – drift:
“…..the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don’t take responsibility.”
You know, where you just float along with whatever comes along – school, uni, job, promotion, mortgage…….
Looking For The Enigma
How to feed my “more” syndrome
This combined with my fav passage by Elizabeth Gibson in Big Magic……..
Sparkle + Conquer was born! To grow and challenge my skills; feed my thirst for knowledge; create a community of like-minded peeps; build something that has a positive social impact; accept my social responsibility and just Start taking action towards the Social Good Lifestyle I aspire to!
Having a positive social impact and being a changemaker is on a lot of people’s “to-do list” but can’t start to act on it due to time, energy, money, fear of not doing enough to make a diff.
Being (Social) ‘Good’ Enough?
You can take a few small steps and have a great impact. You DON’T have to be 1000% all in, your 1% of changing a habit for a positive social impact matters.
You Can Take Parts Of Lifestyles You Like, Try Them and If They Don’t Fit See If You Can Put Your Own Twist On It.
Try It; It Won’t Bite
Don’t believe me? Here are some more great reasons to get out of your comfort zone.
The journey to social good living has only just begun. You don’t need to sacrifice, subscribe to a lifestyle you don’t enjoy or thrive on; try things, if it don’t flow, it don’t go…..yo (wow must be time to wrap it up, bad Mum rhymes coming out of my brain and Grammarly is not happy with this word structure)…..
An essence of Sparkle + Conquer
So this is an essence of Sparkle + Conquer.
You can Sparkle, shine bright and be you AND Conquer those goals, dreams.
AND have an impact on whatever it is you want (and whatever that means).
Write down 3 things that you’ve procrastinated about that you KNOW want to do, BUT don’t because it’s that bit too hard. Take the time to arrange to DO THEM.
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes.
- CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE
“I want to live a social good lifestyle but I have NO TIME to find out how.”
ACTION TAKEN: Started reading more blogs and info in the social good living space; in place of Netflix. I was inspired within 10 minutes of doing this!
- MAKE TIME + COMMIT
” I want to start a business BUT I’m in a foreign country; have no idea how to start and I only have an hour a day to myself blah blah etc.”
ACTION TAKEN: I started making time to commit to meet inspiring people that did know what they were doing. So I started hitting RSVP on Meet Ups and events that had tons of people that knew what they schizz they were doing!
3. WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK? WORST VS BEST CASE SCENARIO
” What if I do all this work and no one buys anything and I have no impact…..”
ACTION TAKEN: I learned this great exercise from Alison; a crazy and brilliant lady of Wonderlass.
Basically, to reframe your mindset:
- Write down the WORST case scenario of whatever it is you are afraid of.
- Write the BEST case scenario.
When you see them on paper you’ll likely see the worst case scenario isn’t that bad, or contingencies can easily be put into place.
Plus the BEST case scenario is totally possible………So IMAGINE if you made it HAPPEN!
New Thought Path: F&^% The “What Ifs” and JUST DO IT.
What Will You Try Today To Get Outside Of Your Terrarium?
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