Does life begin at the end of your comfort zone?

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Peter Drucker famously said “What gets measured, gets managed”. What if you could measure your comfort zone? Would this encourage more people to face their challenges and live more exciting lives?

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K & M Public Health Coordinator Fiona Murray knows only too well the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone.Volunteering with Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO), she has just returned from spending time working with the South Sudan County Health Department,  supporting them to deliver important health initiatives, aiming to protect the local communities against avoidable health problems.

Kili SummitSo what inspired Fiona to push herself out of her comfort zone and scale the dizzy heights of Mount Kilimanjaro? Why does Fiona do it?

“What I love about a challenge is the sense of purpose it gives me and the opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone. I would rather say I had tried something but it wasn’t for me than I have never tried it at all. With each challenge I always learn something new whether it is something about myself or a new skill so I always finish the challenge with a positive even if I don’t quite succeed. It’s a win win!!”

How far you want to push your boundaries is totally up to you, and will probably differ depending on what else is going on in your life. So, why not give something new a go… you never know it might be the start of your new life.

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