Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
Stepping out of our comfort zone to grab hold of opportunities can be difficult.
Sometimes we are not aware of reasons to do so. However, most of the time, our frame of mind is holding us back. Understanding the shifts in thinking can help us step outside ...
The Yerkes–Dodson Law (1907) linked anxiety to performance. In response to anxiety-provoking stimuli, the options are either fight (meet the challenge), flight (run away/hide), or freeze (become paralyzed).
When we have
Fear is a necessary step to the learning and growth zones. It takes courage to step from the comfort zone into the fear zone and can be anxiety-provoking. But persever...
Moving into the growth zone becomes harder without some level of self-awareness.
Aside from increasing performance, less-direct benefits include:
"You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."
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