5 inspiring quotes to help push you beyond your comfort zone: 

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” -Denis Waitley

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.” – Dan Stevens

“One element of Madonna’s career that really takes center stage is how many times she’s reinvented herself. It’s easier to stay in one look, one comfort zone, one musical style. It’s inspiring to see someone whose only predictable quality is being unpredictable.” -Taylor Swift

“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” – Ashton Kutcher

They say that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I have to believe that this is so true. I recently have been asked to participate in a few projects that were way beyond my level of creative comfort. As I began to chat and process with other creatives I realized that, yes, I can do this and although it is new and uncharted territory, I can own it and create something beautiful. Often times fear holds us back from breaking out into something that is unfamiliar. If you can keep in mind that you are never alone and that doing new things causes you to grow, that might give you the fuel to take that first step. Grab your tribe, brain storm, ask questions and be brave! You can do this!!!!!

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  • Comments ( 35 )

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    Girl, I LOVE this!!! I believe in stepping out too!! Why hold back?? Love you and love your big dreams and big heart!! You look beautiful in that hoodie ❤️


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    Omg. love this hoodie and how you styled it! So so nice. Also, completely agree about pushing ourselves past that comfy little zone and going out there and achieving more <3

    Happy Friday!

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

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    Stepping out of your comfort zone is the only way to grow as a person. I signed up for an Ironman before completing a half Ironman. It was the scariest and best thing I ever did for myself. I learned more about myself than I ever knew possible. As a sidenote, I love your hoodie.

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    Leonor B

    All wonderful tips!!! I believe blogging helps us leave our comfort zone, we put ourselves out there, sometimes you run into a beautiful group that makes you want to get better (style collective) and also that look rocks!!!!!!

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    Rachel Lloyd

    Love this post! Very true and love that little boost of inspiration on a friday!

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    Heather Dawn

    I loved all the quotes, and needed to hear them! I was always afraid of starting a blog, but finally stepped out of my comfort zone and just did it!

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    I agree that doing things out of our comfort zone helps us to grow. This is also easier said than done. But life without risk is no life at all. You look beautiful-love the hoodie! Have a fabulous weekend! Xoxo

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    You are the cutest!! Love your hoodie girl 🙂

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    I definitely need to work on jumping out of my comfort zone! Those were wonderful quotes, thanks for sharing! You look awesome by the way girl!

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    Janna Doan

    ruthie–i want you to know that sometimes i sit and read your posts out loud! just helps enforce things and you know i’m all about them #positivevibes. thanks so much for sharing these quotes, i loved them all, i think life is all about PUSHING BOUNDARIES!! right?!?! you got this. 😉 xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

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    Home by Jenn

    Okay, love the zip hoodie! Now on with the comfort zone 🙂 Love the quotes. It can be so hard that leaving your comfort zone helps you grow as a person! Love, love, love! Thanks so much for sharing, this will help me for sure!!

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    I love all of these quotes! Currently facing a if decision in my life and these are all so applicable!

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    Ma’am! The way that you are serving on this blog and in your pictures! Great content! Love it!

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    “as long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing” I couldn’t agree more. There is something to be said about not being comfortable and pushing yourself to higher potential! Great post love. I hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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    Shannon Paige

    I just wrote a post about comfort zones too, so of course I saw yours and got excited and had to come over! Love Taylor’s quote about Madonna. How true- the reason I wrote about comfort zones is mainly because for me, change has always been hard. I am 24 and still live at home, mainly because I am close to my family and love my dogs and can’t imagine leaving them, but also because I am comfortable. I want to be out on my own by 25, though. I think it’s essential for me to grow- I also have a pretty comfortable job right now, but one that I know I am ready to move on from and try other things…it’s my first job out of college and many do not stay at their first careers for that long, I think we should explore- especially when we are young! So I had my 2nd interview this week to work at an animal sanctuary and I am stoked- solo hoping I get it and it works out because I want to make this the year of getting out of my safe box!

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    First off, you look amazing. Secondly, I love this post! I try and push myself out of my comfort zone as much as possible. These quotes were all great and I especially loved the one by Taylor Swift because let’s be real – Madonna is the a queen!

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    Courtney Connolly

    Such a cute comfy outfit! I love your lip colour!

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    I love all those beautiful motivational quotes. But my favorite is the one by Denis Waitley. And when it comes to fabulous spring outfit inspiration I absolutely love what you’re wearing from head to toe!

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    I love this hoodie dear, it looks so comfortable!!!! You look amazing as always!!


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    Love Love the outfit and I love the quote from Denis Waitley! Thanks for sharing!

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    I absolutely adore all the quotes! Sometimes we all need little reminders of how is going to be difficult but oh so worth it. Also, you look fab on those pictures! You’re stunning 🙂
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

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    Mimi Rose

    LOVE these quotes, I’m all about trying to constantly push myself out of my comfort zone in traveling. This outfit is so cute and your hair looks amazing, thanks for the inspiration!

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    Great quotes! I really loved this post. You look amazing as always.
    Love, Raysa

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    Such an inspiring post. It’s so easy to fall into a process of just being and not doing or living! Life is supposed to be al ittle scary. I love these quotes!

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    Kait Elizabeth

    You look amazinggggg! It’s so hard to step outside one’s zone, but so worth it. Hugs, Kait

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    LOVE this topic!! I’m a firm believer in getting out of your comfort zone!! Hate doing it, but love the growth that comes with it afterwards!! You look so beautiful as always!!!



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    “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

    I absolutely LOVE that!! Thanks for sharing some inspiration this Monday morning 🙂

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    Chelsea Pearl

    Congrats on the new projects and way to go for challenging yourself! Love the quote “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” because it truly does!

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    The jacket is lovely! nice outdfit

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    Jen Frick (@mrsjenfrick)

    Casual chic and effortlessly casual! You can do no wrong! And this post was so inspiring, thank you for sharing! Time to myself out of my comfort zone 🙂 xoxo

    Jen | MrsJenFrick.com

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    I love all of those quotes AND this outfit. It’s so important to go outside your comfort zone to push yourself and really, truly grow. But it’s also nice to go back and be comfortable once in a while. As this outfit clearly shows.


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    I can totally see myself living in this top non-stop. It’s chic but so comfortable looking too. – Katy

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    Love it! Such great things to remember. I’m saving this!

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    Karin Rambo

    Great quotes! Taylor Swift is the queen! 🙂

    Karin | truncationblog.com

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    Ripped jeans are a go-to for us! Try cuffing them at the bottom too!

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