Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Last Update: January 27, 2020

You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That is how you grow

Working hard is very important. What you work hard on is even more important.

One thing we all need to realise is that we all work for ourselves, we do not work for anyone else. That includes YOU. You only work WITH others, this is also including your boss. Throughout my career, I have worked with few great bosses, some average bosses, and a lot more bad bosses.

As I grew in my career, I always felt the need to ask for more responsibility. A lot of my bosses were reluctant to give too much responsibility away because they were insecure, but I kept asking anyway. I wanted to be “out of my comfort zone” so I could test myself and work on developing myself. The only way I felt I could develop was by challenging myself as much as possible, in anything I did.

I tried to vary my roles as much as possible, so I could keep challenging myself and so I wouldn’t feel stagnant. I have this fear that if I don’t challenge myself as much as possible, both in the workplace and in my personal life, then I’m not learning anymore. I hate the feeling of being bored in life, so the best way is to get out of my comfort zone as much as I can. For example, when I worked in Scotland, I was there for three and half years and I must admit the job I was doing did get boring in the end because I wasn’t challenging myself enough. So since then, I have vowed to try not to let myself get bored and just drift around in life. I have vowed to challenge myself.


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Brai898 Premium
Very good tips. I absolutely agree that one must get out of their comfort zone to get anything accomplished. I, too, get bored easily with work. I like your ideas about asking for more work and ensuring that you are challenging yourself everyday. Great Post!
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Toml82 Premium
Thanks for the comment mate.

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All the best,

Tom
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Interesting post, my friend!
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Toml82 Premium
Thanks mate,

Really appreciate it.

Hope you are well.

Tom
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I'm fine, and you're welcome, Tom!
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starfalex123 Premium
Great post.very interesting idea. keep up the good work. All the best on your 2020 journey at WA.Have a great day. Fitzgerald
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Toml82 Premium
Thanks mate,

Same to you too.

All the best, and look forward to working with you on WA.

Tom
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RDulloo Premium
I absolutely agree with everything you've said. We are working for ourselves here so if we don't better ourselves and face and overcome our fears, there's never going to be any changes in our lives.

One thing that you should know though is that your blog post should have ALL the information that you want to convey to WA readers. You are not allowed to have a link to your website. This is considered spam. It is against the rules.

Please delete the link as soon as possible to avoid getting reported. You could potentially LOSE your blogging privileges at WA.
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