Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be scary. For instance, I used to have knee-knocking fears of public speaking. I remember one of my first presentations during my freshman year of college where I was so nervous that I was gulping for air, trembling, and barely able to articulate the words I was trying to say. Thank goodness things have changed! Not only am I no longer afraid of public speaking but I actually enjoy it!

There have been a number of spiritual ideas and quotes that have been helpful to me in getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. In this video blog, I share some quotes from A Course in Miracles and also from St. Therese of Lisieux that I have found truly transformative. I also offer some action steps to keep in mind when you are stepping outside of your comfort zone so you can stay grounded and present no matter what you are called upon to do.

Have there been other quotes or ideas that you have found helpful in stepping outside of your comfort zone? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!