What scares you?
I mean in the sense of doing something that is outside your comfort zone.
I've seen the advice before of doing something everyday that scares you, and although I like it I hadn't really done it...until...today. My hesitation previously had to do with feeling like it needed to be something big each day.
But it doesn't.
It just needs to be something out of our comfort zone. For instance, when I went to buy hair dye at Walgreens this afternoon, it was on sale for $7.99 with my card. Then I noticed you could get $2.00 more off with the coupon. The problem was that I didn't know where to find the coupon. Now, the compliant part of me would have just been satisfied with already getting a deal with the sale. I got out of my comfort zone and asked the cashier about the coupon and she helped me find it. So, my hair dye that was $9.99 originally ended up being $5.99.
All because I stepped up and asked a question.
It's not that it scared me to ask, but it was outside of my comfort zone. Usually, I just go into a store, get what I need, and get out as quickly as possible.
When we do something once, it often creates a snowball effect and propels us to try something else. My next stop was to pick up a couple of items at Bath and Body Works. I needed a new plug-in and found one for $9.50, full price. It was their semi-annual sale and I didn't see any plug-ins for sale, but it didn't stop me from asking and it paid off. The cashier led me to one of two left she had for sale, and I ended up paying $5.75 instead.
I'm starting to ask myself, what's the worst that can happen when I ask questions or make a request?
The other person could say, "No."
That's not a personal rejection for me to take offense to. It just is what it is. I'm starting to frame it that way.
I've read numerous articles that point to being able to face, "No," multiple times, because eventually we're going to get the "Yes."
The key is to take baby steps. Start with small questions, requests, and new adventures. Build over time.
What do we have to lose?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.