Stepping Out to Step Up

I know you've heard it before, if you want to grow you need to step out of your comfort zone. But just because you've heard it before doesn't make it anymore less relevant. The thing is, when was the last time that you actually did step out of your comfort zone? Can you remember the last time you pushed yourself to do something new or completely unfamiliar? If its hard to remember when you last experienced this feeling - its time to step out of your comfort zone. Sure its uncomfortable and awkward, but so is learning to walk! And just like when you learned to walk, you'll probably fall down a few times, and you may even get a bruise or two, but every time you pick yourself back up you'll be stronger to face the next challenge. Soon falling down will be more like a bump in the road. You'll be able to quickly rebound and get back on your road to growth again. When you take the risk of stepping out of your comfort zone, you are actually giving yourself the opportunity to step it up!


  1. Great reminder!

  2. It always irked me when an email came into my in box without a subject at all! It was a constant struggle to remind these email senders that if they wanted their information read, and acted on, that a subject would be appreciated. I always put the most pertinent information into the subject of the email with due dates and sent calendar updates with additional information about the scheduled meeting/event, and sincerely wish that others would follow your excellent advice.

    Thank you...

  3. Mary - Thank you for your comment. I agree with you - what a difference it would make for all of us if we could change the email culture.

    For those of you who haven't read my blog, "Managing the Email Monster" I encourage you to take a minutes and check it out.