We all dream of stepping outside of our comfort zone. But how often do we really do it?
When it comes to relationships, sometimes we are just used to them and say, I guess this is how my life is supposed to be. Or if we are in an emotionally challenging dynamic, we often feel so beaten down that we just give up.
When it comes to work, we often stay in the same job because we are wed to our paycheck or think that we will never get something better—that pays more—that we love more.
We are afraid to step outside our comfort zone. Habit is comfortable. The unknown—terrifying.
According to Career/Life Coach and Bestselling Author, Jody B. Miller,
“No one is completely prepared for what life throws at them. Embracing change can be scary. But when you do and come out the other side, you realize that you can achieve so much more in life.”
In Miller’s latest book, From Drift to SHIFT: How Change Can Bring True Meaning to Your Work and Life, she tells the stories of people from all walks of life who have gone through major shifts and come out happier. They chose or had to step outside their comfort zones and they are better for it. Miller offers takeaways from the people in each story, that can be applied to the life of the reader.
Andy Molinsky, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University International School of Business, writes in his book REACH, that through his research interviewing and observing people from all walks of life, in situations that challenged their comfort zone, they hesitate.
He shares that people would love to simply snap their fingers and get rid of anxiety, but that is not going to happen. In REACH, Molinsky shows the reader how they can step outside their comfort zone to go after the things they really want.
MISOGI NEWS NETWORK believes in reaching your peak, which requires individuals, companies, organizations, countries,… to step way outside the confines of the comfort zone in order to make a difference and have a fulfilling and meaningful life.
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