Although familiarity may feel comforting, it’s often a hidden trap. The truth is, brilliant work, new discoveries, and novel sources of inspiration usually come from areas of unexplored paths, and that unexplored territory often takes the appearance of discomfort.

Pushing beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone may take some practice, but the rewards are well worth it—for both personal and professional development. We’ve gathered some of the best sources of inspiration to help you find the motivation and know-how to tackle the challenge of getting out of that zone—and making big things happen.


Already starting to feel inspired? Read the articles below to learn more about how to make your comfort zone work for you:


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