Get out of your comfort zone!

We all have a comfort zone where everything feels safe and familiar. This is all well and good but not venturing beyond it stunts our growth. 

In order to move your writing career to the next level you need to constantly try to step out of your comfort zone. Insert new life into your writing career and try a new genre, experiment with new promotional platforms or speak at an in-person event. What ever it is you're not doing yet, give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised by the results.

If you still need encouragement check out these quotes:

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful” 

Mark Victor Hansen

"If you remain in your comfort zone you will not go any further"
Catherine Pulsifer

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are"
Max DePree

"Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!"
T. Harv Eker

"We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present" 
Thomas Edison

Now go do something out of your comfort zone.


  1. Hi Jo,

    Just following your advice and doing blog comment challenge at and European Reading Challenge
    Good fun and helping the writing, of course LOL

  2. Happy to see your comment Annie. I think the blog comment challenge is a great idea. I try to come on other peoples blogs as much as possible. Practice what I preach ;) Seriously though, blog commenting is a great way to network. Should be on everyone's writer resolutions for 2012

  3. Thanks for the encouraging post! (here from twitter) - I'm doing that with my new book and while scary at first, I finally just thought, "have fun with it and stop angsting so much over it!"


    1. Excellent! I think some times we get so caught up in everything that we forget to 'have fun with it'. Good luck with our new book :)

  4. Hey this is really great... i liked the concept of fun... actually fun is missing in our life... we have become machines


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