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Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone

· Goal Setting,Obstacles,Self-Improvement,Career Development

For several years, I supported my local HR professional colleagues by facilitating study group sessions in preparation for a credentialing exam. Then, our national organization shifted gears and created a new certification. There were other areas but some of the covered material was organized in a different way.

When I switched to the new material, some of it was outside of my comfort zone. In order to facilitate discussion in some sections, I challenged myself to become more familiar with this new material. My expectation was that I would improve my understanding of the subject matter by encouraging myself to grow. This, in turn would keep me fresh with my expertise.

Today, I ask, what are you doing to challenge yourself?

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” - Roy T. Bennett