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.