Are you feeling bored in your life? Are you ready for a change? If so, then it might be time to start living less in your ‘Comfort Zone’, and more in your ‘Courage Zone.’
So, What is your ‘Courage Zone’?
Your ‘Courage Zone’ is when you choose to go beyond the familiar path of your ‘Comfort Zone’ and instead set your sights on doing something new and different.
Let me give you a personal example…. Two years ago, my husband Damien and I decided to buy and renovate a 3-storey Victorian property with a café below and maisonette above down by the sea in St Leonards, East Sussex UK.
As soon as we saw the property online, we intuitively recognized that it was our dream project. But, there was just one small problem: neither of us had taken on a renovation project of that size before.
To complete it, we knew that it would require skills and resources that we didn’t have when we took the project on.
The rational thing to do would have been to say ‘no’ to the project and just spend the rest of our lives dreaming about what could have been.
But we both knew that the only way we could continue along our path of personal growth was by saying ‘yes’ to this new, exciting and seemingly crazy creative project.
To take on the project we had to step outside of our ‘Comfort Zone’ and into our ‘Courage Zone’.
Saying ‘Yes’ to the Unknown.
Saying ‘yes’ to the unknown requires that you live with greater levels of trust, especially when there are no immediate answers to the questions that you hold.
On the project, Damien and I were tested physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually as well as financially. We had to learn the vocabulary of buildings, deal with bureaucracy as well as manage a building team.
Through our many trials we both had to grow into a bigger, unrealized part of ourselves.
Today I’m absolutely delighted to share with you that our renovation project is complete. The Yoga Studio is open and the café held it’s first private party last night!
I know that if you desire something strongly enough, you can cultivate the courage necessary to go after everything that you truly want to achieve in your life.
In this article, I want to share 3 distinctions about how you can spend more time living in your ‘Courage Zone’, so that you can create the life of your dreams as well…
1. The ‘Comfort Zone’ vs. The ‘Courage Zone’
Is your heart calling you to a bigger, better, brighter and more aligned way of living?
This calling is your invitation to do something different. And to do something different you need to move out of your ‘Comfort Zone’ into your ‘Courage Zone'.
It would have been far easier for Damien and I to just continue along the same path that we had been travelling along. Yet, our hearts were calling us to step into something new. By listening to our inner guidance we were able to move into our ‘Courage Zone.’
What next exciting project is life calling you towards? What do you need to do to take the first ‘baby step’?
2. Growth Happens in Your ‘Courage Zone’
I believe that we are here in our lives to expand our hearts and minds so we can learn what we are truly capable of.
You cannot grow when you do the same things over and over. True growth comes through expansion and also challenge. To grow requires us to make mistakes, integrate the lessons on offer, until we can step into a new level of self-mastery.
What amazing talents and abilities do you have that are just waiting for you to discover and claim?
3. Cultivate the Art of Saying ‘Yes’
When people hear that I spend my time teaching yoga and travelling the world to beautiful places, inspiring people to live their dreams, they sometimes say, ‘Oh, you are so lucky!’
It makes me smile when I hear this because I know that luck has very little to do with it.
The thing that has made all the difference in my life is that I have cultivated the ability to say yes to growth and new opportunities. And, this often means that I spend a lot of time in my ‘Courage Zone’. But, each time I do new things, over time, it becomes easier.
Travelling solo to new countries by myself was challenging at first. Teaching my first yoga class was scary and so was speaking in public. But, saying yes is a habit that I have developed, and so can you.
If you connected with your inner courage, what would you do differently? What would you say 'yes to in your life?
Your Dreams Live in Your ‘Courage Zone’
Joseph Campbell famously said "The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek".
Go after your dreams and experience the joy and growth that comes from living in your ‘Courage Zone’.
With so much Love,
From my heart to yours,
Katrina Love Senn xo