Structure and routine are important, but in excess, they may stop you from growing. Taking certain risks can be healthy and rewarding. Challenge yourself to take a risk each day, do something new or differently, anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
We are taught from a young age that failure is bad and something to fear. But, failure is an excellent stepping stone to success. We never learn to move out of our comfort zone if we don’t overcome our fear of failure.
Routine is good for productivity but doesn’t help you enter in the flow state. Instead, find an environment that challenges you on a daily basis and pushes you a bit outside of your comfort zone. Ideally those are environments and activities where your actions have real consequences to you, challenge you out of your comfort zone and require more of your attention or you to react quickly to changes.
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One in every two or three people is an introvert – preferring quiet alone time to stimulation and large groups of people. Stepping away from the routine and rowdiness of our daily lives allows us to connect ideas in new ways, follow creative impulses, and simply think about one thing at a time.
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