One of the common issues my high achieving clients have is that they think they have to suck it up and always take BIG steps towards what they care about; and, as a consequence, they struggle.
Here is the thing – yes, in order to grow and succeed in your life, at times you must move outside your comfort zone. However, when you take steps that are too big, you become unkind to yourself (i.e., you step outside your self-care zone) and hamper your ability to achieve your goals. For example, if you want to overcome your fear of heights, don’t go to the tallest building you can find – err… the 51st storey of the Central Park Tower in Perth. Instead, how about going to the 1st floor, which may be stepping outside your comfort zone, but possibly still feel manageable. This way, you can slowly work your way up!
Wishing you well as you move towards what you care about. Remember, try to step outside your comfort zone a bit while remaining inside your self-care zone.
Contact me to book a therapy appointment if you feel anxious or stressed and need help with setting goals that are manageable.
Until next time,