On Leaving the Comfort Zone

I’ve been in my position at work for more than two years, and this week I am taking on some new responsibilities. This is all very exciting and a very good thing, but I’ve realized through this new endeavor that I had become extremely comfortable in my job in the last couple of years. When I think of all the new possibilities that could come in the future, I get very excited, but sometimes scared, too. I’m afraid to fail. I’m afraid of not knowing how to do everything. I’m afraid I won’t be good at doing something else. I’m lucky that I have a husband who is so encouraging and knows me so well, so when I start getting these panicky feelings, he talks me off the ledge and reminds me that this feeling is normal. Taking on something new is scary, but that is the feeling that drives us to succeed. We just have to muster up the courage to go forth into the unknown. And know that it’s okay to mess up and it’s okay to not know. Because someday, we will be comfortable again, and we’ll be ready to take on another unknown. 

Wish me luck 🙂

12 thoughts on “On Leaving the Comfort Zone”

  1. I am in your same exact boat. I just graduated Medical School and Tuesday is the last day at my job i currently have which i adore and am comfortable doing. I will be switching to working in a doctors office. It's a big and scary change.

    Best of Luck to you girl!

  2. In our little Chinese clan, we finish each fortune pulled from the cookie state like this…

    “Don't give up; the beginning is always the hardest…under the covers!”

    It keeps it light, and shows us that every moment, every relationship, every time we dive under the covers is a new and exciting experience.


  3. Thanks for posting this! It's so true, and just what I needed as I am starting a new challenge too. I keep referring to this quote to encourage myself: If you are scared to fail, then you have no chance to win. Best of luck to you!

  4. Hi – such a true quote – the beginning is so hard. My husband just changed jobs after 21 years at one company – he joined there at 18! At the time it was the scariest thing he ever did – and even for me watching him do it. Now he has started somewhere new and we have both realised what a great move it was. He said he couldn't get over how frightened he was of something that he been so great for him. You'll be fine. Take a breath and jump! Lou x

  5. You are gunna ROCK it!! I know it. I just went through this on Monday and it IS scary but just think of how you feel when it's all over with and you accomplish your goals and dreams? Thinking of ya gorgeous! xoxo

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