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Everyone has a comfort zone.  That place where, if a personal boundary is crossed, everything shifts on its axis.  Maybe it’s something as simple as going to a movie or attending a work or social function solo.  Speaking in public, making cold sales calls, raising your hand in class, learning how to dance — all of these things may be stepping over your own invisible line.  This year has been the year I push the limits, step outside of my comfort zone and test the waters.  So far it’s been good for me.  By stretching myself, I am becoming more confident.  Sometimes, if we just sit still, we become stagnant or too comfortable with the status quo.  We cease to grow.  For many, it may require jumping in feet first; for others, it might look like using floaties the first few times out.  Personally, I try to consider the things I don’t want to miss out on and say “yes.”

Do you stretch the limits of your comfort zone?