“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” Ronald E. Osborn
There’s a term ‘comfort zone’ which refers to things you’re comfortable with. When you do things that you’re good at, things that you’ve mastered, you’re in your comfort zone. Most people are comfortable within their comfort zone, doing what they already know.
The problem with continually doing what you’re good at, staying within your comfort zone, is that you never learn anything new.
In order to grow and expand beyond your comfort zone, you need to challenge yourself. The best way to challenge yourself is by doing things you haven’t done before, or things you’re not good at. By going outside of your comfort zone.
This is how children learn, by continually going out of their comfort zone. Be like a child. Become inquisitive. Ask questions and be anxious to try new things. If you hold onto the natural curiosity that you had as a child, you’ll continue to grow and to expand your horizon. Never let fear of the unknown hold you back as an adult. Children are attracted to the unknown, and each new discovery helps them grow.
Bring that child within you out and let curiosity take over. Challenge yourself to learn something new. Go outside of your comfort zone, and try to master something new. In much the same way you grew as a child, by going out of your comfort zone you’ll continue to grow as an adult.