Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.

Comfort zones…, don’t you just love ’em? I have always taken pride in the care of my skin, especially my face. I just hate it when it looks neglected. When I was 18 years old, I discovered a skincare product that worked. After migration many years ago, I would import the product because…it worked. When it became increasingly difficult for me to access the product, I embarked on a research to find a replacement product that would work as well.

In so doing I found one. Yea! Me happy! Then years later, I discovered that I couldn’t find that product!!! What the heck?! I searched Amazon (they have everything right)? Sure enough, I still couldn’t find it. Now what am I going to do? Implement the same Thorny ritual? Research to find a replacement? Just hate that!

Then I started thinking....

Don’t we just love our comfort zone? In our comfort zone we are assured of things working the way we want it. We can predict it. There are no surprizes. But…in our comfort zone is the exact place we find no growth! I wrote previously about who moved my cheese ….going to the little grocery store and finding it was sold! How dare the owners move on to something better? Yet that is exactly what I preach everyday. Though I apply it to my professional life, I tend to forget those areas associated with my personal life. The skin care product; the little grocery store; my kids growing up! Why do we have to move on? Why? Why? Why?

Because….

Our comfort zone is a beautiful place, but NOTHING Grows there! We must move on in order to grow… to reach our full potential. Is there something that you have been trying to do for years? Maybe moving on from a job that you’re sick of? A desire to get that dream home? Start a family? Going on that dream vacation? Start that business? Get that education for that dream career? Why not step out today?  Connect with me and learn how I helped many others do just that. Learn how they stepped out into doing what they have always wanted to do with no regrets.

Come on, make that move right now. Just do it.

Cheers!

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Author: Dr. Shelly C

Dr. Shelly Cameron is an Author, Speaker, and Coach. She has researched the topic of Success and written 3 books on Success Strategies and Leadership. Her research on the Leadership Challenge was published in the Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge (JAABC). She now uses the results of her research to connect others to Success. Connect with her at www.shellycameron.com

6 thoughts on “Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!”

  1. I am a senior as an undergraduate student. I have been learning the importance of going outside of your comfort zone because I am gone out a couple of times.

    One of them was to become officer of my club and I am someone who does not identify as a leader. I had to step up because after the first semester, the current officers either would have graduated, stepped down, or started student teaching and there was no way we could have an election for new ones due to our club struggling with gaining members. So out of love for my club, who feels like family, I decided to become officer, but not president, but two members suggested I become president because I was most familiar with the club so this is my second semester of being president of my club.

    Another one was moving from dorm to suite. When I was asked to move to the suites after Spring 2015, I did not decide to move there because I was only at university for one semester after transferring. So I was asked again by two friends Fall of 2016. I never had a good roommate experience yet when they asked. So after some thinking, I decided to move to the suites Fall of 2017. It was way out of my comfort zone because it was a bit further away from the academics and my comfort zone is near something. Now that it is Fall 2017, I am living in the suites and formed a bond with my suitemates and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

    The problem with my comfort zone is that it is really small

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    1. This is certainly an amazing example! As you stepped into the roll of officer and then President, you learnt self-discovery which is a key leadership trait! We learn when we push ourselves out of our comfort zone. My suggestion, keep pushing. Keep going after those opportunities where you are led to serve. Only then will you discover “hey, I can’t do this!”
      Good luck on your studies and Keep Going. Cheers!

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