Ever since I got the idea that I wanted to start an e-commerce site, I've been working about 100 miles outside of my comfort zone. I have alot of experience when it comes to making product assortments and choosing products for a website, but I have no "tech" experience (so learning to build a website has been a challenge) and no experience when it comes to writing copy or photography. But what I have found is, that if you put yourself out there, people are more than willing to help when you have questions or need advice. I've met people who have given me advice on how to improve my logo (thanks Jamison), taught me about the printing process (thanks Brian and William), and taught me tricks to help me take photos (thanks Jamison and Andrew) of the product for my site. And, while I knew nothing about these things at the start, they now seem more familiar. The more I spend time outside of my comfort zone, the more comfortable I feel.
I started thinking how this applies to making the decision to follow a new workout plan, to change eating habits, to improve your health. We all know how tough the first few days/weeks of a new program can be, but once you settle in, things become more comfortable. Then, you push yourself to a new level,it's tough, you get comfortable, and then push again. The challenge is to not give up BEFORE you get comfortable. The trick is to keep at it, even though it is uncomfortable, so that you can get to the point where it starts feeling more comfortable. You may have to find support to get you through the tough stuff. Go to places like the Mighty Petunia Facebook page, Lean Bodies Consulting Facebook page and www.blogilates.com so you too can get comfortable outside your comfort zone.