Our comfort zone is, well, comfortable. An unknown individual once said that “a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” There is a lot of truth in those 12 words. How are we supposed to get better when we’re stuck where we are?
What’s the best career advice you ever received? What has served as motivation to accomplish your professional goals?
This infographic from Rappler.com just may contain that advice… or something just as inspiring. And who among us just starting our careers, or taking that next leap outside our comfort zone, couldn’t use just a little more inspiration?
It has been said, to the point of cliche (and now a pop song): “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”
We all have our fears and demons… the daily challenges we face. To overcome them, sometimes we must venture from the shore of our well-established comfort zone… our internal island where everything is familiar and nothing scary happens.
Time to leave the comfort zone behind. Time to get stronger. Time to get ahead…
I have found myself in a rut once or twice, particularly when it came to my job. For as long as I can remember, I stayed firmly in my comfort zone. I did what was expected of me.
Until I almost had a meltdown at work…
When you’re stuck – either on an issue, questioning how to move forward, which answer to go with, what your passion is – you need to start with doing something that nudges you outside of that safety zone. Being uncomfortable, forces you to start doing something.
What I am about to share might hurt you. I am going to invade your comfort zone. It may be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but it is reality.
The world of harsh realities, crushing disappointments, demanding liabilities and insatiable needs will not wait until you have readied yourself with a degree, plump savings and a well-paying job in hand. Nope. It already started.
Everything you do, everything you have done, and everything you will ever do is your responsibility. Whatever your situation may be, understand that you have the ability to transform your life.