How to get out of your comfort zone to grow professionally in 2021

Another year is coming to an end and you are looking for ways to get out of your comfort zone and grow professionally?

The fear of taking risks can cause you to get stuck in what you have achieved so far and not be able to take the next step to grow.

Getting out of your comfort zone is not easy, but if fear is holding you back, your chances of growth get smaller and smaller.

If you want to start 2021 taking a leap in your career, take note of the following tips. But here’s a spoiler: there is no miracle, you will need to get out of your comfort zone.

Have a motivation

Do you want to make more money? Work fewer hours? Do what you love?

Find a goal, so you have motivation to get out of your comfort zone and a point on the horizon to reach.

Identify your comfort zone

Identifying what you’re comfortable with and what you’ll need to let go of in order to leave it behind and take a step toward growth is key.

What is holding you back?

This is the time to be honest with yourself and answer “what is stopping you from leaving your comfort zone”.

Looking for justifications to stay professionally stagnant is one of the main reasons people don’t grow professionally.

Therefore, identifying your attitudes that need to be changed is your next step towards professional growth.

Look for references

Identify in your daily life professionals who have the qualities you hope to have in your professional change and notice what their attitudes are.

People who have already left their comfort zone are usually competent, daring, creative and enterprising. Surround yourself with good examples to trace your path.

Lose your fear

Finding out what your fears are about stepping out of your comfort zone to grow professionally, and then mapping out a strategy to get rid of them is your next step.

To accomplish this, it is essential that you define what advantages you will gain by facing your fears and how you will benefit in the future.

Change some habits

People who are in a comfort zone often have habits that don’t move them forward.

Understanding what changes you need to make in your routine to grow professionally is one way to get out of your comfort zone towards your new goal.

Be ready to make mistakes

Overcoming a moment of stagnation and moving towards growth can lead you to make some mistakes.

These mistakes can be seen as failures or as lessons, and the only way for you to get through them and come out stronger is to see them as lessons and learn from them.


Deciding, being persistent, and taking action is the path you will need to follow to get out of your comfort zone and grow professionally.

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