DAY 1: How Spacious is Your Comfort Zone?
Welcome to Day 1 of Busting Negative Thought Habits—the prerequisite course for our vision book and DIY publishing curriculum. To order the complete mini-course, or other beginning, intermediate or advanced self-publishing resources and tools, go to the Deborah S. Nelson Bookstore. Otherwise, just keep reading for the free stuff—which is a great place to start.
This is going to be SO FUN! Baby steps are so easy and so incredible because they really work! In the Newest Secret Workbook, we teach 10 Big Action Steps to achieve your dreams on purpose—and that first inspired action step is “Launch Your Courage.”
Here’s a Little Secret to Overcoming Negative Thought Patterns
Overcoming negative thought patterns is critical to bringing your dreams to reality. So, before we begin this fun and inspiring journey into yourself, I am going to let you in on a ‘little secret,” which is, I think, probably my biggest secret. Are you ready? Listen up, because this is actually huge. You do not need massive discipline to make this work. You simply need a plan and a bit of inspired action. What appears to be hard-core discipline from the outside, actually is a manifestation of your inner inspired action! So let’s go get inspired, one day at a time …
Take Baby Steps to Launch Your Courage
I am not going to lie to you. This series is really simple—just not easy. However, we teach mini thought-steps, so we are just going to talk a little about courage in this first thought-step. Courage is not the lack of fear but it is pushing through fear. For sure, some of you will be so ready to feel the fear and do it anyway! Others will want to go more slowly. However, just know it is normal to experience fear when stepping out of your comfort zone. But we aren’t going to step out of our comfort zone; we’re going to do something else. Read on and you’ll see.
Expanding Your Comfort Zone Beyond Negative Thought Realm
For this first step we want you to meditate, concentrate, or just simply take one minute out to feel the fear of leaving of your present comfort zone. Close your eyes. Feel your comfort zone. Feel how warm and fuzzy and cozy you feel in that comfort zone space. Now feel your comfort zone being stretched. Now feel the fear of loss of your comfort zone. Feel your bigger, more spacious comfort zone. And now feel the feeling of your dreams came to true.
Then next, consider trading your cozy comfort zone for an expanded one that will fit that dream. Think about that dream come true being one and fitting inside your newer bigger comfort zone. So feel that fear of letting go of the old comfort zone … and let is pass through you like a cloud passing overhead. Now feel and enjoy your new expanded comfort zone! Therefore, by allowing yourself to feel this fear, without resisting it, hiding or stuffing it … you’ll already have taken the first action step to change your life for the best.
Overcoming Negative Thought is the 1st Step to Bring Dreams to Reality
To go deeper into learning the life skill of attracting your dreams to reality, you may buy and work through any of the Author Your Dreams self-help workbooks in the Deborah S. Nelson Bookstore. Or, schedule a private course from the author, Deborah S. Nelson. However, if money is short right now, sign up for the free digital version of the Newest Secret Textbook to get started now! Making your dreams come true on purpose, is not a financial decision. Indeed, there are many creative ways to go about this. Once you have started with the textbook, and are attracting some success, you can buy the workbook later on. Notably, all these resources can assist you to overcome negative thought habits and set you on the path to follow your dreams.
Therefore, before you get distracted with mundane, daily activities, just take one minute to sit with feelings of anxiety and fears when you think of moving out of your comfort zone into your zone. Just sit with it for about one minute. In practicing this, you have taken the first step of changing your negative thought patterns. Once you do this, you are ready for Day 2.