“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.”
A client was telling me last week about his 3 year old son who was reluctant to let go of his soother – many people in Ireland call it a ‘Dodie’.
Apparently the Dodie was now starting to cause a problem with his son’s teeth.
So a visit to the dentist was arranged and the Dodie was handed over reluctantly.
But for the subsequent nights, my client was woken up by his son at 3am begging for ‘just one more suck of my Dodie’.
The joys of parenting…:)
It’s hard to leave the things that comfort us behind.
While we might smile at such a story, maybe that desire for comfort never really leaves us?
The people we hang out with. The work we do. The places we go. The standards we accept.
Maybe, even as adults, we still have ‘hidden Dodies’ all over the place?
After all, isn’t it just another way of saying it’s being in our Comfort Zone?
Our comfort zone unconsciously limits our potential and by default limits our performance.
That’s why if you want to grow your business, or yourself, you need to feel the ‘pain’ of being uncomfortable – we need to feel like we miss our Dodie…
Linking into my post last week about The Fear Challenge, what are you stepping away from, perhaps out of fear/unconscious comfort?
Where can you get uncomfortable for growth?
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