Have you ever met a successful person who wasn’t restless — who was satisfied with where he or she was in life? They want new challenges. They want to get up and go, and that is one of the reasons they’re successful. — Alex Trebek
Growth doesn’t come from staying in our comfort zone. We cannot improve and avoid change. How do we embrace change and kick ourselves out of our comfort zones at the same time?
First, stop looking over your shoulder. It’s difficult to focus on your past and change in the present. Yesterday ended last night. Work to improve today and the future that can be created.
Second, do the work to improve your “reach muscle.” The greatest stretching seasons of life come when we do what we have never done, push ourselves harder, and reach in a way that makes us uncomfortable.
My favorite quote about risk is from John Maxwell that comes from his great book, “Failing Forward.” — A risk should never be evaluated by fear or the probability of success. It should only be evaluated by the value of the goal hoping to be achieved.
CALL TO ACTION:
What will you do today to develop your “reach muscle” and take the risk to accomplish a valuable goal?
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