Cambridge dictionary defines “courage” as the ability to control your fear in a dangerous or difficult situation and Oxford dictionary says the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery. And we defines it as taking baby steps to get outside your comfort zone created by your own psychological fear.
Above definition cited by us is not limited to starting your own entrepreneurial journey or get out from the clutches of horrible bosses. With New Year approaching us in few hours, let’s make a small decision which could change our lives forever. This decision can come from wide spectrum of troubles that has grounded us for long time. To exemplify further let’s take an example of professional life, you always wanted to get out from the job which has made you frustrated and your horrible bosses are more pathetic than Wendigo. You want to quit but scared what if I get more horrible boss? This thought process is the comfort zone which make us believe it is better to stay where I am rather than exploring the uncertainty for getting worse for better. But what if you get a better boss in the next job as you have 50% probability. This new year gather courage to come out of miserable life you are living right now with hope of getting a better opportunity with better boss because until you explore you might not know what lies at the end of tunnel.
Similarly, there could be something you should do on personal front. For example: You are living in a relationship which is like a nightmare but you are just existing in such relationship because you are in comfort zone that atleast you have a partner, eventough he/she doesn’t respect you, understand you & you have limited expectation from this relationship. This coalition will face divorce someday so let that someday be this last day of the year, get out of psychological barrier with positivity that god has something better planned for you. Living in the fear is your comfort zone and you have to confront with it this year itself.
Starting your own Startup? And you must be planning it for months and possibly years. This last day of the year start small may be by making small power point presentation or word doc to put all your thoughts in one documented manner. Again doing not so is the fear, which is putting us in our comfort zone. Comfort zone is telling us that Hey Boy! This is smart call to play secure and live the life you are living without experimenting something new & foolish. If that was the case then Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Larry Ellison, Jack Ma, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Downey Jr. could have been equally smart like you by foolishly staying is the comfort zone prepared by our psychological fear, which says to stay safe eventough you want to do opposite of it.
One last things before I conclude by writing Happy New Year 2020, start ignoring what majority of people says because majority of people are just another reflection of you, who are living in a comfort zone created by their fear. And that fear will always make your fear grow bolder, REJECT THEM. Winners mindset cannot be like majority of people thinks, is always goes against the majoritarian’s viewpoint.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020