“You won’t have access to a phone or computer for the entire week.”
I paused. I was exploring the idea of attending a personal growth retreat, but the thought of giving up access to any technology for an entire week pushed me right out of my comfort zone. A little digital detox seems healthy. Giving up access to my iPhone for 8 days? That isn’t a move I had ever even considered.
In that moment, I made the commitment. I know that my biggest breakthroughs in business and life happen when I step outside my comfort zone. In fact, that’s exactly why I push myself to stay in the “learning lane.”
Getting comfortable being uncomfortable is the prescription for personal and professional growth. It’s a philosophy I try to embrace consistently. It’s helped expand my perspective and empowered me to embrace new experiences like taking a professional sabbatical or walking across fire with Tony Robbins. I know those experiences have helped me become a better teacher. I also believe they have the potential to be a catalyst for living a more meaningful life.
Stay in the learning lane. It’s where the big breakthrough moments happen!
Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth. Learn more about Ryan Estis.
Ryan Estis is a Keynote Speaker & Management Consultant blogging about business performance.