You just started at a new job. You’re excited. You want to make an impact. You hit the ground running. Over time, you build new relationships, deliver good results, and make a name for yourself.
- A few weeks pass.
- Weeks become months.
- Months become years.
- You grow comfortable…too comfortable
If you see yourself or a colleague falling into the too comfortable zone, perhaps it’s time to do what all true achievers do:
Proactively chose to move out of your comfort zone, learn new things, and become a lifelong learner.
Why would you possibly do this? After all, it can be risky, takes work, and you might mess up. Well, here are three reasons to give it a try…
Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.