1. Get out of your comfort zone

Change and growth happen outside our comfort zone and we shouldn’t let fear of the unknown hold us back in life. Make a list of all the things you want to accomplish in life and start checking them off! When I made the decision to move to Seattle from Southern California I was so scared! I had always wanted to move and decided to go with it when the opportunity presented itself, but there was a lot of fear based thinking I had to overcome. You know the Nike saying ‘Just Do It’? Apply that to your life! When we start putting too much thought into the things that scare us, it’s really easy to talk yourself out of it.

2. Stop saying “ I can’t”

Along with getting outside of your comfort zone eliminate the phrase “I can’t” from your vocabulary. Why can’t you? What is holding you back? Really start focusing on what you can do and having an attitude of gratitude for the opportunities that come your way.

3. Break through self-limiting beliefs

Sometimes we don’t even realize the self-limiting beliefs we carry around and we all have them, but learning how to overcome these beliefs can really open you up to a life of opportunity and living up to your full potential. Do you want to start a business, but think to yourself you’ll never be able to do that? Do you want to get a rockin’ body, but tell yourself that will never be me? What I can tell you is what you think is what will be. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. Really start paying attention to these thoughts you have and start turning them into positives and I can’s.

4. Be positive

So that brings me to step 4 which is to be POSITIVE! When we live a life of negativity it is hard to see the good around us, but when we’re positive and grateful we tend to focus on all the good around us. I recommend starting a gratitude journal. This can be as simple as listing 3 things each day that you’re grateful for. Having this mindset each day will bring about more things to be grateful for!

5. Say YES

Lastly, say YES! We are presented with opportunities all the time and the more opportunities we say yes to, the more doors will open. Asked on a date, YES! Presented with a networking experience, YES! Lunch with a potential client, YES! Now, don’t get this confused with being a pushover and a people pleaser. This is about saying yes to opportunities that feel outside your comfort zone and maybe give you a little anxiety. These are opportunities for personal growth and that’s always a good thing.