Growth outside of your comfort zone

Ben Saunders

"True inspiration and growth only come from adversity and from challenge — from stepping away from what's comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown." - Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders is a badass who knows a thing or two about challenge. At 26, he skied the North Pole by himself for over 70 days in sub-35 degree temps. This year, he will walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. His message to you in this short talk is not to follow him to the top of Mount Everest or the North Pole, it’s to step outside of your comfort zone – this is where your true growth happens.

Our lives today are safer and more comfortable than they’ve ever been. To embrace your comfort zone and those safe places is removing yourself from opportunities for becoming a better you. Become aware of where those safe places are in your life and step outside of them. It might not be comfortable, but it sure as heck will be rewarding. After all, the meat of life is not to watch and wonder; it’s to try, experience, and engage in anything you do.