Earlier today I posted on Facebook a little ditty about getting into your “strange zone”. By strange zone I do not mean weird, freaky or far out zone, I meant different, almost a “discomfort zone” if you will.
1. It isn’t about success vs. failure. It’s about not viewing it as an either or situation because if you do, you’ll never move out of the CZ. Some failure can be expected, but out of that “trying, eventually will come success. Understand that ALL results are good and learning comes from experience
2. In the land of the “strange, everything is new and maybe a little frightening. Whether you like it or not, vagueness, fuzziness is omnipresent. Get used to it and don’t panic; it will get clear soon.
3. Have you been smoking your own tabaccy? If you stay inside your bubble, you’ll lose perspective; your vision will get dimmed and you will eventually “settle for the easiest result.” DON’T DO IT. This is a prescription for failure. Keep challenging your own perspective; reach out and ask other people business people what they see. Read different kinds of books or go to different kinds of movies or go someplace you’ve never been before right in your home town area.
4. Fall on your face and smile. The fear of failure (or sometimes of success) stops us from doing anything. Sometimes looking stupid or making a mistake is the best thing that can happen to us, because it gives us a new perspective; a perspective that we couldn’t get just by sitting in our office in our bowling center in our town.