Podcast Episode #75
[00:00:00] Welcome to the Extraordinary Life Podcast from the creator of the Extraordinary Life Tribe, Crystal Obregon, the Self-Development Podcast propelling you forward toward your goals using science-backed high performance habits. Reach the next level in your physical and mental health. See new heights in your relationships.
[00:00:18] Gain clarity on your purpose and live your extraordinary life. Welcome your host writer, speaker and coach, Crystal Obregon. Hi there. This is Crystal of Crystal Obregon Coaching with episode number 75 of the Extraordinary Life Podcast. This is the last in my series on getting out of your comfort zone. I've been prepping you for weeks, maybe several months. Now it's time to take the leap.
[00:00:50] Getting from your comfort zone to your dreams will require you to take a giant leap of faith. There's no certainty in life. You don't know what will [00:01:00] happen on your journey or if you're going to succeed or fail. Even if you've meticulously planned all the steps you're going to take to arrive at your destination, there's no guarantee that everything's going to go according to plan.
[00:01:15] You can only do so much. There are far too many external factors that come into play between where you are and where you want to go. When you take the leap, you need to believe in yourself. You need to trust that you can do whatever it is you set out to do. Otherwise, what's the point of taking the leap in the first place?
[00:01:37] If you don't believe in yourself, who else will? No one. So before you even consider taking the leap. Ask yourself if you believe in yourself. If you don't, then you need to go back to the drawing board, figure out what you need to do or what you need to think to have more confidence in yourself. [00:02:00] And I actually have a podcast on beliefs.
[00:02:03] I believe it's probably about a year ago. I'll make sure to link to that in the podcast notes. Think about if you have the right skills to move forward. And if you don't, then find out how to acquire those skills. Or maybe you think you don't have the right mindset, the right attitude to succeed at something so big and important.
[00:02:27] If that's the case, it might be time to do some digging and figure out where you might need to do some work. Those are the kinds of things that we tackle in my coaching curriculum, whether with the group or one-on-one. Mindset is something to be working on always. Once you've got the right mindset and the right skills and knowledge, it's time to go ahead with your action plan and take the leap.
[00:02:56] The next ingredient is integrity. In this case, [00:03:00] it's being honest with yourself. And I talked a little bit in a few episodes ago about self-discipline and basically, do you do what you say you're going to do? If you're not living your life with integrity, it's time to make a shift. You need integrity to succeed.
[00:03:19] You need to be honest with yourself, first of all, at all times. If you set your mind to go for your dreams, big or small, then make sure you actually do it. When you practice integrity, many people, women in particular, are absolutely in integrity when it comes to doing things for other people, but they'll often put themselves last and they may literally run out of time to do what they say they're going to do for themselves.
[00:03:51] Don't give up on yourself. If you're in a habit of putting yourself and your dreams last, keep trying. Start small if [00:04:00] you need to. Promise yourself that you will do whatever it takes, even if it takes your whole lifetime. And last but not least, remember that it's a journey. Be flexible, bend, but don't break.
[00:04:14] There will be many times along the way when you'll be presented with options that aren't in line with what you originally had in mind for various reasons you might want or need to go in a slightly different direction. Knowing when to bend or adjust is important. You can't plan for everything, so sometimes you have to choose the next best thing to help you reach your goals.
[00:04:39] If you're unwilling to compromise, you could cost yourself your entire goal or your entire dream. Some people end up abandoning their dreams simply because they weren't willing to adjust, they weren't willing to bend the rules they'd set for themselves. If something will help push you forward closer to your goals, then go for it.
[00:04:59] Just [00:05:00] as long as it doesn't affect your values. Decide what you're willing to sacrifice, and if you're willing to make compromises along the way in the name of your dreams. And it's also okay to be clear of what you're not willing to sacrifice. For example, I value my family and it's a big part of why I do what I do.
[00:05:22] So I'm clear that I'm only willing to sacrifice so much family time. I have one kid already off at college and the second will be on his way in a few short years. So while I try to have my boundaries around my work time, I also have boundaries around my family time. I'm also not willing to sacrifice my health.
[00:05:45] Being healthy and fit and having a close family, these are part of my extraordinary life, what I want, so it doesn't make sense to sacrifice those now to get ahead in my [00:06:00] business. It's not ultimately part of my dream life, so I factor that in. To conclude this series, I'd like to remind you to look at your goals and dreams as giving you direction in your life.
[00:06:15] It tells you which way to go and which roads to take. Remember though, you can't get to your destination without stepping out of your comfort zone. At times, your comfort zone will be important. But don't let it stop you from chasing your dreams. Gather the courage to step outside. Go follow the path that will lead you to the life you want.
[00:06:41] If you'd like help clarifying what you want, the steps you need to take to get you there and some help taking the leap, send me an email or message me on social media. I have several ways I can help. That's it for now. Have a great rest of your day, and I will see you in here next week. Bye for [00:07:00] now. Thank you for listening to the Extraordinary Life Podcast with writer and coach, Crystal Obregon.
[00:07:06] We'd love to connect with you outside of the podcast too. To find more helpful insights, show notes, and more about Crystal, go to Crystal Obregon.com. That's O B R E G O N, where you'll also find info for the Design Your Decade workshop. This workshop will help you to stop drifting and start creating. Until next time, be extraordinary.