Welcome to my comfort zone. In here, everything’s easy. Pleasant. Out there, everything’s unknown. But out there, there’s growth. Opportunity. Potential.
Speaking to a large crowd at a conference. Quitting a stable, high-paying job for a startup. The precipice. The unknown beyond it. Will I look stupid? Embarrass myself? Fail?
I turn back. I hate the discomfort. I can’t do it.
But it’s too easy in here. I get sick of my fear. I just jump.
And ya know what? That wasn’t so bad.
It’s torture all the way up until I just do it. Afterwards, I feel great. I’ve done something new. Learned something new.
Next time, it’ll be just a little bit easier to jump.
Our full potential is out there, beyond our comfort zones.