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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Why Frequent Trips Outside Your Comfort Zone Are So Important | Michael Hyatt

Hyatt doesn't spend much time in this article discussing the point of the headline. Instead, he describes seven ways on how to maximize trips outside the comfort zone.

But why do that? He writes:
  • This is where the growth happens.
  • This is where the solutions are.
  • This is where fulfillment resides.
In short, the really important stuff happens outside your comfort zone.
 Summarized, here are his seven ways to maximize those trips:
  1. Acknowledge the value. ... The first step is simply to confess that getting out of your comfort zone is a good thing. ...
  2. Lean into the experience. ... [E]mbrace the discomfort. Move toward it. ...
  3. Notice your fear. ... Just notice the anxiety or fear but keep moving forward. ...
  4. Don’t over-think it. ... All you really need is clarity for the next step. When you get it, take the next step in faith ....
  5. Play full out. ... You have a better chance of success if you give it your all.
  6. Celebrate the victory. ... [Learn] the importance of marking the moment, recognizing the achievement, and expressing my appreciation. ...
  7. Pause to reflect. It’s also important to take a little time to process your experience. What did you do well? What would you do differently next time? ...
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This article is featured in today's (Aug. 7) Garbl's Creativity Connections -- available at the Creativity tab above and by free email subscription.

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