A friend of mine recently started a job as a recruitment consultant. I remember mentioning to him that the idea of talking to strangers on the phone all day scared me.
He replied, "Me too. That's why I chose this job".
Instantly I understood why he'd seemed to grow and change so much since he started this new job.
He was well out of his comfort zone.
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Roy T. Bennett
Its a fairly clichéd statement, but nevertheless true.
Here's a rule of life that if you apply, you can be sure you're on the path to growth.
Do things that scare you.