If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

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You need to be outside of your comfort zone in order to learn something. In order to grow and learn in our jobs and careers we need to constantly adapt our behavior. In order to accomplish this there are three main things you can do. First, be honest with yourself. Second, make the behavior your own. Finally, in order to step outside of your comfort zone you have to take the plunge and just do it.

Key Takeaways:

  • In order to step outside your comfort zone, you have to do it, even if it’s uncomfortable.
  • Start with small steps. Instead of jumping right into speaking at an industry event, sign up for a public speaking class.
  • You may stumble, but that’s OK. In fact, it’s the only way you’ll learn, especially if you can appreciate that missteps are an inevitable — and in fact essential — part of the learning process.

“In order to step outside your comfort zone, you have to do it, even if it’s uncomfortable. Put mechanisms in place that will force you to dive in, and you might discover that what you initially feared isn’t as bad as you thought.”

https://hbr.org/2016/07/if-youre-not-outside-your-comfort-zone-you-wont-learn-anything?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29

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