• Samantha Hearne

Leaping Into Discomfort

In 2019 I left teaching for good after starting my first business in 2017.⠀

My comfort zone could have kept me where I was (which was good by the way!). I had a good salary, pension, holiday pay, no credit cards, no debt (apart from a student loan) and a life filled with socializing, holidays and work.


I had a desire for more. I wanted to see what else I was capable of.

There's no doubt what I had worked for me. But I wanted to listen to that niggle. The niggle that was whispering, "You can do more."

So I leapt into discomfort.

I hired my first business coach, I had my first branding shoot & built my first website.

In that first 6 months, I invested over £6,000 into this new venture. (And did I have that money lying around? Nope!)

But look where I am now...

Do I regret leaving my old comfort zone for temporary discomfort? Absolutely not.

I focussed on where it would lead & what was possible & I let that move me forward!⠀

The comfort zone is the greatest enemy of courage.

It hides behind the word "comfort" and stops us recognising that sometimes it's not comfort but the one thing that's preventing us from stepping up and standing out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Are you ready to step into the discomfort? Even if briefly?

Are you listening to that inner niggle?