How To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone And Grow Happier And Stronger

How To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone And Grow Happier And Stronger

A comfort zone is a beautiful place…but nothing ever grows there.

If you want to grow your life – you have to be willing to stretch who you are – and to experience growing pains.

You have to accept that the best things in life happen at the exit ramp of your comfort zone!

Admittedly that’s tough to believe when you are heading towards the scary world of “The New and Different” –  with all the various setbacks and disappointments which inevitably come when you try new ways of being and doing.

When these challenges arrive, here’s a helpful affirmation to repeat:

“I celebrate effort.

Not outcome.”

When you celebrate effort not outcome, you become what psychologist and researcher Carol Dweick calls an “Incremental Theorist,” which is someone who focuses on “learning in increments.” –

  • When you’re an “Incremental Theorist,” you wisely accept that short term disappointment and short term failure are simply the inevitable bumps on the longer term road to greatness.

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If right now you’ve moved out of your comfort zone, celebrate the effort this move required!

Stop getting caught up in the pain of setbacks and disappointments.

Instead, start digging around for golden nuggets of insight gleaned from the experience.

Michael Jordan once said:

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have  been entrusted to take the winning shot…and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why…I succeed.” 

Michael Jordan is a wonderful example of an “Incremental Theorist”.

In summary:

I’d love to hear your insights on the comment section below! What’s something which comes to your mind and heart when you read this reminder? Share below!

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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