Philosopher Elbert Hubbard said “The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.” I understood that to mean that you’ve got to step outside your comfort zone and take risks. Not reckless, stupid risks, but well-thought-out, calculated ones. Ones that are meant to move you forward into previously uncharted waters. There’s that old expression about a ship that never dares to sail out of the harbor is nice and safe, but then again, there’s no adventure, no chance to see new lands and new people. So where are you risking, where are you stepping out of your comfort zone? It could be going after that new client that’s way bigger than any one you’ve previously gone after, or speaking in front of a group for the first time, or asking that special someone out on a date. For me, it’s making bigger requests of my current and potential clients, challenging them as well as challenging myself. What’s yours?
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