So, I haven’t posted anything in some time…
It may be due to the famous “writer’s block”, though I don’t consider myself, under any circumstances as a writer, I’m just having fun and going out of my comfort zone with writing this blog.
But mostly, I haven’t posted anything because I was thinking of questions (read on for more information).
And if we are at the topic of going out of our comfort zone, this time I got a challenge for you – yes, you!
I’ve talked about it in several of my posts by now, getting out of my comfort zone by starting to write or by taking the cold shower challenge every morning (I’m still doing it to this day!) or by any other challenge I’ve taken so far.
It Got Me Thinking
The challenges I take, most of them are body related more than a mental challenge, like the human flag or even the cold showers that after the first week was just a matter of getting used to the cold.
I think that the main goal of all the challenges that I do, besides just having fun, is to improve myself and to always move forward.
Always changing, always improving…
Keep Pushing Your Comfort Zone
For the next challenge, I want to tackle the comfort zone from the mental side, and this time I challenge you to do it with me.
It is very simple, but it could be scary or embarrassing and I know that most people won’t do it, it’s not in their comfort zone, even though they have the chance and they could benefit from the result.
Have I Got Your Attention?
As I said, the challenge is simple – interview someone in your life, but not just anyone, I want you to approach someone that has great a meaning to you, someone you admire/ a role model.
It could be anyone you know that fits the description.
Maybe someone at work that you want to know their secret for being so good at what they do or that one or two “famous people” you know that you’ve always wanted to ask them about there success… and all the way to your parents or your high school teacher that has been a role model to you growing up.
(as long as you have access to him/her, don’t go chasing the Queen of England or the Dalai Lama for answers).
All You Have To Do
First, find that person and then ask him/her some question…
To help you with that, in the past few weeks, I’ve asked a lot of people what they will want to ask their hero/person of inspiration if they had the chance to talk with him/her?
Here are the top 10 questions
(it goes without saying that you can ask whatever you want)
- What does a typical day look like for you?
- What would you name your boat if you had one?
- How much time did it took to get to where you are now?
- What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with?
- What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
- Are you happy with your life?
- Have you ever thought about doing something else in life?
- How do you deal with failure?
- What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?
- Who or what is your inspiration?
And here is a bonus question to close things with a smile: What’s the most useless talent you have?
In The End
You need to remember that you can ask anything you want.
It could be in any field of your life, business, health or just about anything you see in that person that you want to know how he/she was able to achieve it.
You should definitely make this challenge as a conversation more than an interview. In other words, just go with the flow =)
Try to be open-minded about this one, you might be surprised by the answers that you’d get…
If you want to read or try out for yourself some more challenges and perhaps try to get out of your comfort zone, click here.