Everyone knows that personal development is not a given. You have to step outside your comfort zone, and this is not always accompanied with a good feeling. It’s like getting out from under a cozy blanket in the morning when it feels like the room is freezing cold. Once you took the first step, your body gets adjusted, and you don’t even notice the cold anymore.
Stepping into a new terrain for personal growth feels the same. First you are careful, then you will feel the motivation and then appreciation for your new situation. To learn the skills of a presenter is definitely for many people a big step outside their comfort zone, believe me, I feel the same way. To speak in front of a group gives many people a buzz in their ears. There is always a thing called a speaker bias. The speaker looks into 30, 50, 100 faces, sees them frowning, or checking their phones and his brain is connecting the dots “oh no, I bore them, they must think I am stupid, they must have better ideas, they don’t like my speech..” and the little critic inside our brain is having a hay-day. But imagine, the guy on the phone texted his friend “shame you couldn’t make it to the talk, it’s really inspiring” and the people are not frowning, they are just concentrating on your speech. Therefore, dare to assume positive feedback, this might be the biggest step outside your comfort zone you can imagine.