You know exactly when you reach this point because that’s when the first fingers of panic start tickling your insides as if they’re reminding you “Hey, don’t do it! Don’t go out there, it’s not for us.”
You want to step out of your comfort zone because that’s where the fun is. That’s where your goal lies.
But you can’t reach it because if you step away too far from those fingers, they’re going to intensify their hold over you and you’re going to feel really, really bad.
In fact the thought of all that stress and anxiety makes you want to turn around now and get straight back into the snuggly safety of your comfort zone…. Even though that snuggly safety doesn’t satisfy you any more.
So what do you do?
You break it down and you teach those panicky fingers that they can stretch much further than their arthritic bones would have them believe.
You step out of your comfort zone a tiny bit – enough to alert the fingers that something is going on, but not so much that you’ll trigger their angry pull-back.
After a while, you’ll notice the fingers don’t tickle you at that point any more. You can go out a bit further, and this time you notice that your steps get bigger too. If you come across a comfort zone hidden inside another comfort zone, you simply repeat the process at this new place.
Your fingers are learning to stretch and you… well… you are steadily seeing your goals transform into achievements you’ve created with your own deserving hands.