When it comes to pursuing success and personal growth, one of the most powerful strategies is stepping outside your comfort zone. That's because high performers understand that real progress happens beyond the boundaries of familiarity. It's where the magic of learning, innovation, and transformation unfolds! In this article, let's see why stepping outside your comfort zone is essential for high performance and talk about practical tips on how to embrace discomfort to achieve results.
Your comfort zone is a cozy space where routines and familiar activities reside. While it's comforting, it can also be a stagnant pool that prevents you from reaching your full potential! Stepping outside this zone brings a ton of benefits:
Have you ever felt like your motives, passions, interests and work just weren’t lining up?
If you find yourself feeling more discouragement than delight with your current work reality, it could mean that you haven’t found your “Zone of Genius” yet (or maybe you have, but you aren’t currently operating in that zone.
In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks describes how operating in the wrong “zone” can be detrimental to your creativity and completely life-sucking. He even details several cases that led to physical illness as a result of someone living in a state of misaligned passions and work.
How your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities align with your passions and intentions is SO important for you as a High Performer to understand. Why? Because in order to reach new heights both personally and professionally, you need to be bringing your highest and best self forward!
James Clear once said, “change your habits, change your life.” As a big proponent of the power of healthy habits, I couldn’t agree more!
We all want some sort of transformation in our life. Whether it’s making small changes in our personal life, becoming a better parent or taking our business to the next level, most everyone wants to better themself in some way or another.
Many people believe that in order to transform, they have to completely overhaul their life. But I want to share a nugget of truth: it’s the small habits that transform.
When you think about it, it makes total sense. When you commit to following through with small habits, they add up over time: resulting in big change!
Making sweeping changes can also have a big effect, of course. However, as humans it can be super easy to drop those big changes when they become overwhelming. Admit it, you’ve let go of a New Year’s Resolution or two because it...
If you’ve spent any amount of time with me, you know that I love a good discussion about habits. Whether good or bad, we all have them. If you’ve clicked on this post today though, you know we are talking about habits you want to break...habits that are no longer serving the person you want to become.
Bad habits are something that have evolved within our life that usually have some sort of pay off that we find rewarding. Maybe it’s the feeling of a lazy day spent on the couch avoiding chores, or avoiding that sense of anxiety by procrastinating on a big work project. Either way, the immediate gratification of embracing that bad habit is so enticing that we find ourselves doing it over and over.
But news flash! All those bad habits don’t offer any rewards! They continue to just bring short term “happiness,” causing you to miss out on all the goodness that is otherwise out there.
So how do you break bad habits? It’s not as...
Have you ever found yourself buying a self-help book, excited to dig in and make some big changes? You grab that shiny new highlighter, get to reading and are amazed at all the goodness inside! You are ready for it to change your life, but then...the changes don’t come.
What are you doing wrong?
Chances are, you put a little too much faith in the book and not enough in yourself. See, the self-help book industry is worth billions of dollars and it banks on hooking people in and supplying an endless stream of content when the results don’t come to fruition.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a self-help book. They actually ARE really helpful––if you do it right. I read them all the time and am the first to recommend a good book as well. However, I’ve got a few reasons why your self-help books aren’t helping you find success, and what to do about it.
Self-help books are no...