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How To Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Grow April 29, 2015 (0 comments)


Arlington Heights, IL—Many salespeople—make that many people, period—are hesitant or afraid to break out of their comfort zones. After all, the reason it’s called a comfort zone is because it’s comfortable. And breaking out is uncomfortable, if not downright scary.

But breaking out is the only way to grow and improve. As Teddy Roosevelt once said, it’s not the critic who counts, but the man in the arena covered with dust and sweat and blood striving valiantly.

In his blog “The Ugly Side Of Your Comfort Zone,” on, sales trainer Robert Terson says, “All the memorable achievements of your life, all your successes, came to you because you were willing to do that and take action; you faced the challenge head on, despite your fear, and chalked up the victory, knowledge, growth. You basked in the glory and wasn’t that an incredible feeling? Think about it: learning a language, asking your spouse out that first time, the commitment you made to get an education, the interview that got you your job, that improbable sale to the antagonistic prospect.”

He suggests taking out a yellow legal pad and making a list of everything you’ve ever achieved, then measuring each item on your list with the fear you felt at the time. He says you’ll not only see that you got past the fear but that it was worth it in the end.

Read his entire blog here.

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