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  • Writer's pictureSamantha 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. But I had a desire for more. I wanted to see what else I was capable of, so I leapt into discomfort. If there's anything you can take away from my journey, it's this: you have to get out of your comfort zone to see true growth.

Embracing Discomfort

There's no doubt what I had in my life 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 photo shoot, and I 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.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone is holding you back.

For me, I was scared... of course I was. But I focussed on where this business would lead me and what was possible, and I let that move me forward.

The comfort zone is the greatest enemy of courage and change.

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

Are you ready to step into the discomfort and get out of your comfort zone, even if only briefly?

Don't quiet that inner niggle inside of you urging you to go for it. Trust yourself and let yourself leap into the discomfort.


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