Ever been asked to do something that you want to do, but when you think about the work you have to put in, say no? Or, you are given an opportunity to advance your career and there are things that you are not sure about but still say, Yes, I will do it?
Well, I have been in both situations and have regretted not taking up the former. The latter will take me out of my comfort zone, but then part of me says, being in your comfort zone is not healthy or helping you to grow.
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
I am taking on a project which requires me to do lots of planning, presenting and telling strangers about my personal experience of resilience. I have a few months to do this and the thing that crosses my mind is will I do well in it? Will I stutter? Will they understand what I want to put across? Lots of questions, which I won’t know the answers to until I take on the challenge. I am hoping that I won’t fall flat on my face and will learn that no one is perfect. I also hope that I do well in the presentation that I will be asked to do more. I can only but try.
So, next time someone asks you to do something that you haven’t done before( as long as it not too dangerous) don’t procrastinate too much, just do it! You never know what you will learn about yourself and being out of your comfort zone.