First Steps

Walking footprints

What is this first blog post about?

The short answer?:   I don’t know.

The long answer?:    I really don’t know.

I guess that it’s a beginning. Both personally and professionally I have always sought out people / environments / places that will challenge my existing limitations. This is the only way that we grow. It is this spirit that led me to take up rowing in my late 20’s, cycle across the Himalayas and turn my back on a successful corporate career with little more than an inkling of what to tackle next. Indeed, it is the same spirit that got me out of bed at 3am this morning to set-up this blog.

Now of course not all growth opportunities have to be sought out. Some find us.

I have recently learned that a significant person in my life, that I knew was struggling, is in far more pain than I ever imagined. This insight has caused me to visit places and contemplate outcomes that I could not have anticipated even a week ago. I am well and truly outside of my comfort zone. As always, I find this to be both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. It is a situation that will require me to test and break new limits.

With all such opportunities there is a challenge to be met, the precise nature of which will evolve over time. It is early days, but already I sense the potential for their darkest hour to be my finest.

I may not write about this current challenge again, but I will endeavour to regularly update this blog with other tales, observations and material that I think fits into the general theme.

“Growth and comfort cannot coexist”


Author: Steven Macek

I learnt a long time ago that in order to grow it is necessary to step outside one’s comfort zone. As a person who craves growth and change this has led me to continually seek out opportunities to make myself uncomfortable, whether physically, emotionally or psychologically. The (Dis)Comfort Zone blog is a vehicle for cataloging those experiences.

10 thoughts on “First Steps”

  1. Finally! Was actually talking to someone last week about how you should set up a blog. All it’s missing is a Wordle

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