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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Cecilia Flatum

I am a great fan of this quote because of its simplicity and power. There is something absolutely transformative about committing to taking that one step, just that one step, outside your comfort zone.  It can be something as simple as volunteering for a difficult project, or facing an unpleasant situation—you know exactly what I’m talking about. But, what you may not know is that once you venture outside, you change your life forever.  You begin to expand your comfort zone, to grow as a person, and things you previously thought of as insurmountable begin to look more like interesting puzzles waiting to be solved.  This is where one gets the confidence to face the challenges of a world in which things happen too quickly for us to know all the answers.  The difference is that we have the confidence that we can find the answer.  Good luck on your journey!

Till next time…

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at