Want to Grow? Seek Being Uncomfortable

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Are things becoming too easy? Comfort is a killer and can lead to no growth in all areas of life.. A comfortable routine may be great for many, but take action and try something new to learn more about yourself. The discomfort you get from trying something new is pure growth. It opens up new opportunities and makes you realize you are making progress. You are adapting to the situation. The repetition of uncomfortable tasks will build your own comfort zone.

Want to grow? It begins outside of your comfort zone.

Taking risks, making new connections, and putting yourself out there will scare you short term, but long term will benefit you. The habit of consistent being comfortable needs to change if you want to grow.

Every time you do something you are uncomfortable with, you grow. You Improve. You become more comfortable in the new environment or situation.

Ask yourself, when was the last time you were out of your comfort zone? Make it a habit to challenge yourself on a weekly or even daily basis. You will be pushing your own boundaries, and begin shattering your own limiting beliefs about yourself.  

Is there something you are avoiding? Are you procrastinating to still not get the task done? Why does this make you uncomfortable? The feeling of uncertainty, is a great sign you will grow from it. Ask yourself, what is the worst thing that can happen? I can almost guarantee it is not death, and you will survive whatever it is that you have been putting off. Regardless of the outcome, it is a small win and you are building resilience.. How quickly will you get back up and try again.

Our fear of failure shuts down many of our ideas… We need to retrain this in order to become successful. Take one small step today, do something that makes you uncomfortable, and watch your growth.

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Steve Bracero is a Real Estate Agent in Worcester County, Massachusetts and Real Estate Investor. Blog Topics include: Investing in Real Estate, Helpful Tips on House Hunting and Selling Homes. Areas of service include: Ashland, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millbury, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sutton, Westboro, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge.


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Real Estate Agent, Heisler & Mattson
774-232-2526 | steve.bracero@heislerandmattson.com | www.stevebracerorealestate.com | 182 Turnpike Rd #209, Westborough, MA 01581



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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No pain, no gain, it's an adage that proves true for pretty much everything in life.

Jul 12, 2017 10:57 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Steve- the sheer joy you feel when you've accomplished or tried something you didn't think you could do is not to be missed. I used to tell my nieces when they hesitated trying something "what's the worst thing that could happen?"

Jul 15, 2017 03:47 PM #5
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Steve Bracero I feel this way every time I take on a new challenging, unique and hard to sell property.

Glad to see this post featured.

Jul 15, 2017 07:07 PM #6
Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties

great post! thnx for the truth in words!


Jul 15, 2017 07:35 PM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Steve Bracero ,

Congratulations on your well deserved featured post! A very important message to get out there to learn and grow. You are right comfort can be a killer and lead to know growth in all areas of life. Its finding the balance of not stagnating and being unreceptive to new ideas and ways of doing things. The only constant in our world is change and we have to embrace it.

Jul 16, 2017 04:35 AM #8
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great post.  Thanks for sharing.  True, I spend too much time worrying about the outcome if I leave my comfort zone.  I'll never know if I don't try something new. 

Jul 16, 2017 01:31 PM #9
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steve Bracero - indeed, the more uncomfortable we are with the new environment, more chances of us being successful!

Those are the people who stay where there are if they don't want to move ahead in their life and do exactly the same thing - every day!

Jul 16, 2017 11:50 PM #10
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

I like your headline title "Unconfortable."  Sometimes I have to become "Incomeuncomfortable."

Jul 17, 2017 05:25 AM #11
Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

Embrace the Awkward! The evolution of our skill set will accelerate when we force ourselves to learn.

Jul 17, 2017 07:03 AM #12
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great advice, if you are not learinging you are not growing and learning often leads to feeling uncomfortable at first.

Jul 17, 2017 07:23 AM #13
Claudia Rydel
Rydel Interiors - Chalfont, PA
Rydel Interiors Certified Professional Home Stager

Great post! I find that most people are challenged by stepping out of their comfort zone, and those that do reap the benefits. When I started my business, the hardest thing was reaching out to make connections with realtors who may benefit from what I offered. Most people I contacted were glad for the connection and I have made many new friends and working connections. In doing business we need to keep moving forward and challenge ourselves as well as in life. Great reminder, thanks!

Jul 17, 2017 05:37 PM #14
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Steve,

Ain't that the truth. You always learn something right beyond your own comfort zone.

Jul 17, 2017 07:18 PM #15
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I look at the comfort zone  as the Danger zone. We can get so comfortable in our safe zone that we freeze with fear at even the thought of moving outside that zone.

You are correct, we must move out to grow.


Jul 18, 2017 05:56 AM #16
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Congrats on the feature.  This is a great post.  I have been guilty of needing a push or two to get me back "off the track".  Life is about the derailments that take us on new adventures. 

Jul 18, 2017 06:02 AM #17
Rochelle Kretchmar
GenEquity Mortgage - Lewisville, TX
Simply Irresistible Staging

This was a perfect post to read this morning. Nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you have stepped outside that comfort zone, went for it and conquered it!  When I am at a critical point in deciding do I or don't I, I try to let logic set in versus my emotions.  I also try to remember that if failing is my worst fear, that isn't always a bad thing, chances are if you fail, you will do your best to figure out why  you failed and in that you gain knowledge and experience and you still grow from the overall process. Great post Steve Bracero!

Jul 18, 2017 07:07 AM #18
Lance Hanson

So very true and extremely well said. I will share your sentiments with some of my agents who can be so much better with your advice.

Jul 18, 2017 09:31 AM #19
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Ok,,, today is the day I will step up...(maybe tomorrow)

Seriously, i am gonna make that phone call right now!! (in a minute)

Door knocking,, im on my way.. (little hot out right now)

I GOT THIS!!! (ill get it later)..


Jul 18, 2017 11:14 AM #20
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I try to teach this lesson to my kids--they are in college --that's the time to learn. My younger daughter has a job she doesn't like-s-he's learning to put herself out there and stand out from others in order to find a new job. I think fear holds pp back, esp girls

Jul 18, 2017 01:49 PM #21
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Morning Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR , yes it is a very tough lesson to learn... Fear takes time getting over, just repeated repitition on new tasks! 

Jul 19, 2017 01:33 AM #22
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

You won't always be successful when doing things out of your comfort zone but it will definitely be a learning experience. Life is a journey and you should always try to be a little bit better today then you were yesterday. Great post! 

Jul 31, 2017 07:52 PM #23
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