This is a concept that I learned from one of my mentors – Geoff Thompson. A concept that taught me that the only way to grow was to recognize when I was staying in my comfort zone, regardless of the activities I was doing.
For example – if I told you that tomorrow you were going to give a presentation to a thousand people, and then do some full contact sparring, a lot of you would recognize how difficult this was. And it is. But for me, who presented over 26 times in the last year, and spent years fighting competitively and doing hard sparring, it’s well within my comfort zone. I can pretend that it’s difficult, but it’s still easy to me and won’t help me grow.
Anyway – Geoff explains it a lot better than I can:
Difficult difficult, difficult easy