One of my favorite quotes is “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone,” by Robert Allen.
Which means, I have to accept being uncomfortable if I want to change and grow.
The challenge for me is, the discomfort triggers fear.
As a coach, I read A LOT about personal growth, and one of the books I read recently gave me a very helpful insight on the distinction between discomfort and fear.
The book is called Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, by Tara Mohr.
In one of her chapters Tara Mohr draws on Judaic scripture and explains that the Hebrew Bible uses two different words for fear: pachad and yirah.
The distinction between these two fears can be very helpful. (more…)