When we were decorating our Cryotherapy business 4 years ago, I came across this cute sign that said, “Do something amazing today” and I knew I needed it for the shop.
I wanted people that had never done that type of therapy to know and feel like they were doing something amazing. That this one moment in their day, to take care of themselves, was enough. That a little motivational sign could be accomplished by the sole fact that you were reading it while you were doing something new. Getting out of your comfort zone and literally doing something amazing. Almost like a check box was already marked by reading the sign and doing what you were doing! Check and check.
I still love that sign. 4 years and 3 locations later. That signs holds more weight than just a cute motivational quote now. It holds history. And what I have realized, is that people don’t think they can do something amazing daily. That amazing is categorized with extreme and audacious. And that is simply not true.
You, my friend, can do something amazing right now. (Well after you finish reading this) You can do something amazing on the daily. Something to get out of your comfort zone, something meaningful that isn’t extreme or audacious, or only reserved for the elite.
Amazing, like anything else in life, looks different for everybody. Your amazing and my amazing may never match. Just like your brave and my brave may never be the same.
Just like comfort zones look and feel different for every one. Your zone could be a square and mine could be a triangle.
An amazing thing does not have to be sky diving or starting a new business, it can be sending a thank you note or replying back to an email you don’t want to.
You see, getting out of our zones means we can’t look within. Let me explain.
Fear and self consciousness keeps us from taking leaps and doing amazing things. And to get out of that fearful state, we must look outside ourselves and see the bigger picture.
Getting out of your comfort zone means you have to leave what YOU know behind and rely on another way of thinking or living.
And yes, a thank you card or an encouraging text DO count in that equation. Those make you take the focus off YOURSELF and put it on others. The amazing thing you can do today is show someone else LOVE and KINDNESS no matter what others think or how they react.
Doing something amazing today doesn’t need to involve your feelings, it could all be for someone else. Amazingness comes with joy. Joy comes with love. And love can be given freely no matter who or what is around.
Leave your box, hexagon, or square, friend.
Leave it from time to time and see the world around it. The world that exists beyond it’s perimeter. There are amazing things to be done. There are amazing things that can be done by you!
If only you step over the line of comfort and do that amazing thing you’ve always wanted to do.