Disrupting My Comfort Zone

I was listening to NPR a couple of days ago, and heard a short talk by Brian Grazer. He co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard.  (I love his hair by the way)
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His talk was called ‘this I believe’, which was one of many talks in their All Things Considered  program.

He said a few things that stood out to me, but one especially — probably because I could so relate to it. For those of you who don’t know — I am working for a missions organization and I am raising support to move out to LA with my family in August. We are close to 90% of where we need to be — but there are days where I just want to be done with this process. Brian said this about his life:

“So why do I continue to subject myself to this sort of thing? The answer is simple: Disrupting my comfort zone, bombarding myself with challenging people and situations — this is the best way I know to keep growing. And to paraphrase a biologist I once met, if you’re not growing, you’re dying.”

It helped to give me the emotional energy that I needed to keep at it that day, and this day, and hopefully tomorrow.

You can listen to the whole thing here:


– if you want.


2 responses to “Disrupting My Comfort Zone

  • Parke

    The “This I Believe” series is excellent. I’ve heard some great thoughts from the series. If you get a chance, look back through the archives for Isabele Allende. She has some great thoughts about giving of yourself. One quote I love and keep at my desk is, “What is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Or of having stories if I don’t share them to others?”

  • Greg

    Parke, thanks for the suggestion. I will do that.

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