Imagine if we learned to walk as adults…this is what it might look like:
Awkwardly try to get up–fall.
Trying to hold shaky knees as you lift up–crash.
Give it one last try–bang.
“You know what, this walking thing is overrated. I’m cool with crawling around for the rest of my life.”
As babies, we are fearless. The idea of being outrageous doesn’t exist because we have no personal censorship. We just live and do whatever we want. Then as adults, we pull way back and aim to be comfortable rather than have what we want.
“Other people are outrageous, but not me.”
Here’s the thing: if we are not outrageous and don’t step outside of our comfort-zone, we are not capturing those great moments in life. When we are out of our comfort-zone and being outrageous, we are in that moment–we’re not thinking about bills, deadlines or that fight with our family. We are totally engrossed in the now.
That is when we are living and that is what creates a rich life. Here are three quick tips to becoming outrageous:
- Aim to be more childlike. As teenagers, we want to be mature and grown-up–I believe this is a mistake. Great moments in life happen when we are acting more like kids and just having fun.
- Re-frame failure. Just like that child learning to walk, we must see failure as part of the process. Rather than judge ourselves for making a mistake, just go with it. If you fall, you’ve now learned one more way to not walk.
- Have a weekly goal to step outside of your comfort-zone. For me, I aim to do something that makes me nervous at least three times per week. The more you step out of your comfort-zone, the easier it becomes.
Follow these three steps and you will find that life is far more exciting and rewarding. How can you be more outrageous today? Please share below.