Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

by Adam on June 21, 2010

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression to “Step out of your comfort zone”. People say it’s a positive thing and, on reflection, it often is.

It pushes you in new directions, broadens your life experiences and in the long term tends to lead to good places.

What people don’t really talk about, however, is just how painful and scary or simply how hard it is when the challenge at hand is right in front of you. When you actually have to make that first step.

  • Changing jobs or pushing for new responsibilities.
  • Trying things you’ve never done before
  • Asking someone out
  • And yes, of course, saving and investing.

All these thing can be easy to read about (or watch) but when it comes down to it they can be much much harder to actually do.

Yet stepping out of your comfort zone can supercharge your career prospects, speed-up your personal development, help you start and build relationships, and yes, even grow your pennies.

None of this is as easy as it sometimes might seem when reading books or blogs, but if you want to make tomorrow better than today then there’s no surer way: Be comfortable being uncomfortable.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rightly Knightly

Very, very true.

Adam

And very very scary. I’ve been doing a lot of #1, #2 and #4 recently. And it’s been *painful*. But also they have been the things I’m most proud of.

And #3 is definitely coming btw.

Sam

I’ve totally done this. moving to a new city, moving into a house with random strangers and starting a new job. first day in the house is alright, now lets hope the job goes well.

Adam

That is amazing Sam. Great to hear its going well too, Good luck 🙂

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