How was your month? How many Lightbulb Moments did you get to experience? I'd like to share my biggest one with you.
Just take a step, just one step, that's all it is..!
My lightbulb moment this month came from the phrase "There will never be a perfect time to do something that stretches you. if you are ready for it, it wouldn't be growth". James Clear.
This last 18 months has pushed many of us outside of our comfort zone, whether it's having to use technology to stay connected or becoming a teacher to your children. When it comes to having to adapt, we can pretty much talk ourselves into it, it also helps that other people are going through the same thing, camaraderie in the face of change is comforting.
But, what about doing something that makes you stand out from the crowd, something that you know needs to happen in order to get to the next stage in your career/relationship/health/wealth (delete any which don't apply) that's when things get a little bit more uncomfortable.
I'm pretty good at setting myself goals, and thinking outside the box to come up with a great plan. Where I get stuck is taking the action that feels a little bit out of my comfort zone. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Have you ever had that lightbulb moment that makes you think "that's it, that's what I need to do to get what I want", and then be too scared to take the next step in making it happen? Well you are not alone. My November 2020 PING! moment was about overcoming fear.
This newsletter is about making the stretch. Not stepping into fear but stretching out of comfort into an area of risk. For those of you who do Yoga or workout, you know that feeling of stretch, doing that extra little bit, it can be painful, but it's a good kind of pain. The type you know will make you more supple and able to perform even better next time. I recently started Physiotherapy on an old ankle injury, and boy did that hurt! It was stretching and finding those muscles and tendons that I haven't been using for years, it definitely wasn't comfortable but each time I stretch it, the further I could go. And it made me think..
Maybe we should be getting regular "physio" on our life.
What stretch can you do every day, that is uncomfortable, but helps you perform better?
Here are a few of my ideas:
Read or watch something different
Open up to someone you trust, be vulnerable.
Write down a stretch goal and action it daily
Try something new, ie. food, exercise, activity.
Ask for help (this is a big stretch for many of us)
So, to practice what I preach, I am stepping out of my comfort zone right now and asking for help. Please help me reach more people by sharing this newsletter.
What ideas do you have to stretch your comfort zone? Let me know. I'd love to share them.
Thanks for reading, I hope this has given you some things to think about and you have some of your own Lightbulb Moments.
I'd love to hear about them.
If you would like some help experiencing them, I'd love to help.
Please share this with anyone you know who loves experiencing Lightbulb Moments.
Enjoy the Ping!
This is James Clear talking about taking those steps to stretch ourselves.
Viki Johnston, a Brit who has recently moved to Southern California with her family, is a self-confessed learning junkie. Having flunked out of school at 17, she spent the next 30 (cough) years trying to figure out why learning stuff is so hard. She made it her mission to help others believe in their abilities and achieve more than they thought possible. Now through her coaching and business focused training she helps others to experience the "light bulb moment" and strive to greatness.