August 21st, 2020
How to get out of the comfort zone?
First thing, get the fuck out of the house.
Then, go to the store or coffee shop, ask the barista their name, and how long they’ve worked there.
Introduce yourself, you just made a new friend.
Then, pick up a new hobby and/or sport - one that you are particularly beginner at. Be the worst person at that thing and experience some embarrassment and humiliation.
Experience this once and you’ll never give a fuck about learning anything new again.
Start writing. Write every day. Learn to identify what’s in your comfort zone, and what’s not, and write about all of this. Write about your fears and insecurities, and how you’ll come to terms with them.
Fill up your day with activities. Projects. Work. Writing. Reading. Sports. Meeting friends. FaceTime chats. Go to the movies. Make a movie. Learn!
Download dating apps. Ask people on dates. Make new friends.
Look to your right or left right now, anyone there? Strike up a conversation with that person.
Ask people to do shit. Get rejected, bailed on, flaked on, and left for dead.
Discover that rejection has NOTHING to do with you - but really just people that you used to be like - passive, “fake busy”, and living without intention.
Then think back to all those times when people asked you to do something, and you didn’t do it because you wanted to stay home and binge YouTube. Realize those people are actually you now, living life to the fullest. Make those people your new friends.
Quit your stupid corporate job. Start a business around your passion. Meet more amazing people that are also following their dreams. Meet the people that are running the world.
Discover that these people running the world had the same journey as you. You are one of them now.