Why You Should Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Radio Spot as aired on KLBT 88.1 FM

I like being comfortable. When I was a child my mother made all my clothes. They were adorable and always brought compliments. When I was about five years old she made me an organza dress for church. If you remember anything about organza you will recall that it was starched stiff and not comfortable. The first Sunday I wore it I squirmed so throughout the service that the preacher said afterwards, “I didn’t know if she was going to remain dressed until the sermon was over.”

Most of us like to be comfortable. Don’t you? We go to great lengths to buy comfortable beds, furniture, shoes and cars. So moving out of comfort goes against our grain. And yetc I know from life in the school of hard knocks that in order to make progress and move forward in our lives we must step out of our comfort zone.

If you are looking for the “right man” don’t expect him to come to your door. You must get out of your comfort zone.

If you want to go back to school don’t expect the college to ask you to register. You must get out of your comfort zone.

If you want another job don’t expect an employer to come begging you to apply. You must get out of your comfort zone.

Well, you get the idea.


I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experience the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.

Gail Cawley Showalter

One comment

  1. Nancy DeForest · · Reply

    Me thinks you may be getting out of your comfort zone with your re discovered insights from the Enneagram.

    On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:01 PM Gail Cawley Showalter wrote:

    > Gail Cawley Showalter posted: ” Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Radio Spot > as aired on KLBT 88.1 FM I like being comfortable. When I was a child my > mother made all my clothes. They were adorable and always brought > compliments. When I was about five years old she made me an orga” >

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