Do you have a bucket list goal or aspiration that frightens you—like bungee jumping or traveling alone to a foreign place? We put off these dreams, not because of lack of funds or laziness but because deep down, we don't want to stray too far from our comfort zone.
Of course, when we do finally break that barrier and push ourselves to do something we normally wouldn't, it can often have great results. Some of the biggest steps I've made in my career and life have come from stepping outside my comfort zone. It gives you a huge confidence boost to finally achieve a goal that's scared you.
So, how do you actually take that first step to beating your fears? Here are a few common fears/ambitions I or people in my life have faced and the tricks we used to ease ourselves out of our comfort zones and finally go for the gold.