Last week, I had my end of year review with my supervisor. She stated that ultimately I was a great asset to the team, but what I had become was what she dreaded that most employees do. Comfortable.
Intrigued to hear her elaboration of this matter, she stated that when I first came on I was an “eager beaver.” And within the past couple of months, my work ethic has done a full 180°. I was no longer fully engaged in meetings and my natural inquisitive persona had fell at the wayside.
I hate to admit that she was right. While I am desperately trying to work on this in my everyday life, I was ashamed that it had also effected my work. Not to make excuses for my behavior, but my job holds no future. Thus me getting comfortable in a job that won’t translate to a career.
A month ago, a friend sent me an article titled, You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life. The article basically states that job hoppers are thought to have a higher learning curve because they are constantly out of their comfort zone. And I have to say that I agree.
Then I thought, when was the last time I stepped outside my comfort zone. Did it have a positive impact on my life? And I honestly, couldn’t think of a time. I love security. I love the warm feeling it gives me that I know what to expect. But what if I dared to be different more than once?
So, I have added this to my list of many things to change about myself. I am going to push myself out of my comfort zone. I am going to say yes more. Things I never thought to try or do, I will. I never want to feel complacent in my life. I still have so much to learn. What better time than now right?