When is the last time you decided you were stepping out of your comfort zone?
Yea, maybe two months ago in January, right? Probably around New Year’s?
Yea, me too.
I’ve been thinking about signing up for acting or improv classes for the past year. But never made the commitment. Why? Laziness probably. Or that’s what I tell people. Really, it was all fear.
Why I had feared signing up is a mystery to me. Below are all the reasons I wanted to even embark on such an endeavor in the first place:
- I use to take acting lessons when I was younger. I loved it an don’t remember why I stopped.
- I’ve been living in a shell. For all the amazing life experiences I’ve had, I stopped being open and sharing with folks I meet. I’m pretty shy or reserved (some may say closed off) now and just listen to people talking.
- Classes will help me to meet new people in the city and push me to step out my comfort zone by being a clown in public. Remember those episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” That show was awesome!
- It will get me back into the routine of studying some form of creative arts. I have become a consumer now as opposed to a creator now and that is not ok!
Remember the Goggins way
As we close out on the second month of the new year, I remember my “resolution” (really intention) to be like Goggins. Every time fear fills my head with a no, I have to turn it into a yes and then take action.
So you know what I did yesterday? I went to DC Improv!
Their level two Improv students were doing a graduation performance, so I checked it out and did a brief tour of the space. So many great comics have performed at the club.
So how was it?…
It was a great experience! I could picture myself onstage and practicing the “Yes, and…” method with my teammates. I felt it…the transformation stepping out for my comfort zone will bring. And this isn’t a false start. Not like last year when I did the free practice class with Washington Improv group but never signed up. Even though I wanted to be a student. It was that fear again.
Classes will start in April and are $250 but I believe it will be worth it.
Yvonne Orji also performed there by the way. And we have similar backgrounds in terms of our past academic studies.
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? Let’s practice this action together for 2019! I will surely keep you posted on my class progress once it starts.
See you soon! 🙂