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Get out of your Comfort Zone!

By Jack Haynes | In Blog


The weekend before last some friends and I participated in the Navy SEAL extreme challenge, located in Cosby, TN. Despite loving the outdoors and sports in general, this was my first “adventure race.” Adventure races have become popular in the last several years, and there are plenty to choose from. However, this one is rated the hardest 5K in the southeast. Inclines that you have to use climbing techniques to get through, declines so steep and slippery that you need to slide down, walking across logs, crawling under lines, wading through icy cold water, scaling climbing walls, etc.

It was FUN!

Why am I telling you this? To brag? Heck no – I didn’t win the race; I just finished it. But I have to tell you that it was an extremely rewarding experience that came with a great sense of accomplishment. When was the last time that you got out of your comfort zone and challenged yourself with something like that? For some of you, it was today. For others….well, you might have to think a while.

So get off your butt and live! Sign up for an adventure race, try a new sport, book some tickets to New Zealand, whatever. Is it possible you may get hurt? Yep. Are you going to look back one day and wish you had stayed home? Probably not.

Please leave comments. I would love for you to share your experience on how you got out of your comfort zone and what you got out of it.

5 Comments to "Get out of your Comfort Zone!"

  • Britanica says:

    March 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I miss being a kid and getting dirty. I feel like I have become to concerned with what people think of me that I just wont go outside and enjoy myself! I want to play in the mud, climb trees, dig holes, play with nature! I plan on swimming more this summer. I need to get out of my comfort zone and care less what people think of my appearance.

  • Migdalia Tomasello says:

    April 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    That race is a great idea! I’ve never really been out of my comfort zone for quite some time now. Maybe I’ll invite some of my friends to get into this race too for a start. I think that’s gonna be a wonderful experience for me too. Hopefully, I get to think of something else to get myself out of my comfort zone.

  • Hannah Burdge says:

    April 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Yep, I would love to get out of my comfort zone and try one of those adventures. I’d probably start by going on biking tours and other biking spots and adventures. I don’t think I’d be pedaling all the time but this is a good start to get the hype before going in camping, hiking and other similar stuffs.

    1. Jack Haynes says:

      May 15, 2016 at 2:15 am - Reply

      Hannah, just find something that you enjoy. I always tell my clients to find a form of exercise that they love. If you hate running, then don’t run. If you hate swimming, don’t swim. Bike, hike, play tennis, whatever…just make it something that brings you joy. You’ll get in shape and live life to the fullest!

  • kris Han says:

    June 10, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Congrats to your adventure! I have always been a fan of bloggers who tell stories about the adventures or challenges that tested their perception in life. Doing something outside of our comfort zone will allow us to discover something exciting about our own ability. Keep on and live your life to its wonderful extent!

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