Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Do you want to get out of your comfort zone and try something new? This could include a change of career or asking for a promotion, reaching for a role beyond your current capabilities or something simple like taking a trip alone, going back to school or lose twenty pounds.

We all aspire to expand our own capabilities. I pursued my PhD to prove to myself I could do it. Having a PhD is rare, less than 2% of the worlds population have a PhD and only 1.2% of the US population has acquired this degree (Google, 2021). I did not have a particular job in mind when I was pursuing this degree. It was indeed challenging. I wanted to quit so many times, but I had to have something to show for this student debt I acquired. Thus, the debt became my other reason for completing this goal.

I do not have all the extra certifications other nurses have but I have my educational credentials and the satisfaction of knowing I finished my personal goal. If you have a personal goal, get out of your own way and pursue your goal or dream. You just need to know why you want to pursue the goal so it will keep you motivated when that feeling leaves you.

You will question and doubt yourself, but move forward. Many times we are paralyzed by fear and it takes personal fortitude and courage to move forward. Get a mentor to assist you with your goal, no matter how small or large the goal. We all need encouragement to keep going.

Good luck and get out of your own way. You can do it!

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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