Can I still burn my boat without leaving my comfort zone?
Want to learn how to step out of your comfort zone and have a burning boat moment party?
Well, you've come to the right place!
In this episode, you will learn how to step out of your comfort zone and become more like Hernán Cortés and burn your boats.
What you will learn in this Episode:
I will talk about my own and other famous people who chose to step out of their comfort zone and burn their boats.
Although mine was a small win, the other two have changed our world economically, and the other established social order when the sunsets.
What does it mean to Burn the Boats
In 1516 Hermán Cortés made history by destroying his boats when he and his Spaniard soldiers arrived in Mexico. His actions were a clear message to his men; they would win or die.
Today, the phrase describes when one begins embracing risks and separates oneself from their comfort zone.
Failure is the key to succeeding
Did you know success is a product of failure? I know this sounds like an oxymoron, so let me explain. To succeed, you need to accept failure as a learning process.
Thomas Edison and his associates worked on at least three thousand theories to develop an efficient incandescent lamp. After many failed attempts, and within two years, he patented The Edison Lamp.
Self-made Millionaire Barbara Corcoran was labeled a dumb kid because she couldn't read or write. Unbeknownst to Barbara or her parents, she had to work harder in school than the other children due to undiagnosed dyslexia.
Thomas Edison and Barbara Corcoran understood that you must embrace failure to succeed.
An easier way of understanding this concept is remembering when our parents, coach, or teachers would remind us that “practice makes perfect.” For you to succeed, you need to practice. We didn't always nail the best landing, pitch, or hit a home run; that's why we practiced.
So, if we shift our mindset to accept failure as practicing succeeding, it removes the guilt associated with failing.
• Behave like you've achieved your goal or dream
• Develop a growth mindset
• Face your fears, knowing failing is not possible because you're simply practicing
• Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone
• Own your vision
Shifting your mindset is the key to leaving your comfort zone.
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We talked about what it means to Burn the Boats. We briefly talked about two ordinary people who became extraordinary because they challenged themselves to face their fears and leave their comfort zone.
Not only did Thomas Edison and Barbara Corcoran change their lives, but their success was and is shared with the world. Thomas Edison's success allowed people to have light in the dark. Barbara Corcoran invests her wealth and business acumen to help entrepreneurs build successful businesses.
Now tell me, what was your burning boat moment?
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