Comfort zones are hazardous to your progress forward!
One of the most powerful statements a coach said to me was, “Your comfort isn’t serving you well.” I must be candid – I was miffed. But because that statement felt like truth and hit so hard, I had to give her point some thought and prayer.
When January 2011 came around, I chose the word UNCOMFORTABLE as my focus for the year. And that year had the most growth I’ve ever experienced because I deliberately sought things which would make me uncomfortable. One of the things I did that year was to complete a 30-day challenge of writing daily on EncourageYourSpouse.com. It was the first time anyone had read what I wrote. I made some online friends in the marriage blogging sphere, and later that year I even met one of them in person. (That was huge for me.)
In which areas are you comfortable? How’s that working for you?
“Are you making choices because they’re good for you – or because they’re comfortable?” ~ asks Deidre Hughey in this video where she gives some points on comfort, saying that Comfort is Lying to You.
Perhaps it’s time to get out of your comfort zone in an area?
Great things happen when you get out of your comfort zone.