The old saying goes, “need never made a good bargain.” The best time to learn to stretch your comfort zones, is when you can, and not when you must.
What does it really mean to “step outside one’s comfort zone?”
Does it simply mean that you are able to slip into new situations, with little, to no, effort? Or, does it mean that you have an unusually high tolerance for personal, emotional, or professional risk?
How often do we actually place ourselves into uncharted territory – places we’ve never been, among people who aren’t like us; with absolutely no safety net to catch us, when we fall?
It’s definitely not for the timid or meek.
Change is how we grow, and is to be found amidst the strange and the unfamiliar.
Testing new boundaries. Learning new skills. Accepting new challenges. Meeting new people. All part of maturing as people, and as professionals.
Once our lives and careers reach a certain point, many of us learn to settle. Our attachments, responsibilities, and our fear of losing everything we have attained, keeps us frozen in time, and space.
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