I love my comfort zone. To me, that’s where the real magic happens.
In my comfort zone, I have my family, friends, work, music, books, movies, bike, gym, park, you name it. Everything I love.
And from that place of safety, I’m more open to trying new things and take risks.
I’ve never believed the idea of that stupid little drawing. You know what I’m talking about, right?
After a busy day, it’s quite challenging to wind down and get ready for a good night’s sleep. When I didn’t have an evening ritual, often I found myself working, reading, or watching TV shows until late.
And when you’re ready to go to sleep, you can’t. Your mind is buzzing with thoughts you don’t want at that time of day.
It’s no secret that a lot of people have difficulties with sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45% of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days.
Why’s the evening so important? Well, you might have a perfect morning ritual, a fully planned calendar, and the intention to crush your day, but if you lack the energy, you’re not doing anything productive.
Most things in life that are worth it are difficult to achieve. For example, it’s tough to build a successful business, form new habits, quit smoking, etc.
Here are some scary statistics to back that up:
- 90% of all startups fail.
- 96% of all small businesses fail within 10 years.
- 94% of smokers who want to quit fail.
- 92% of people quit their new year’s resolutions.
Yes, you will fail. There’s nothing wrong with that. But that’s not what I want to talk about.
Do you always worry that you didn’t do a good job? Do you always question your work and your actions? Are you afraid of admitting your mistakes? Does rejection make you feel like shit?
If so, you’re in great danger.
I’m not a perfectionist myself. At least, that’s what I try to tell myself. I bet that you try to tell yourself that as well. In fact, the people who don’t admit it are the worst.
But here’s the thing: If you’re a perfectionist, you’re just a procrastinator with a mask. It’s no different from someone who’s lazy and does nothing at all.