“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt
I see lots of ghosts and goblins, witches, and skeletons while I am out driving. There are plenty of other scary things in the world, but this challenge is about stretching yourself. It is self-inflicted and one of the best ways I know to become stronger and reach your goals.
Muscle is created when we stretch our existing muscles beyond where they are comfortable.
That is when growth occurs.
It is also very difficult to do on our own. Our brains get in the way. We get outside our comfort zone and immediately our brains tell us to, “Get back in.”
Often it takes an external source, someone who isn’t in our brains to tell us what to do. To encourage us to do something uncomfortable.
My best coaches have been people who have stretched me, challenged my thoughts, and encouraged me to do something new. Or do something I have always done in a different way.
Pick something that is scary for you. Just jump in and do the scary thing.
Then, in true Halloween fashion, sit back with a bowl of candy and treat yourself.
Trick and Treat!