How do you feel when you are out of your comfort zone?
“Well, duh, Rick,” you are probably saying. “Uncomfortable.”
I have been teaching a basic songwriting course for the past three years at a local community college. The program runs for six weeks, on Saturdays, in January and February. It is a program for talented and gifted children from the surrounding counties. They offer a variety of classes for the children choose. My wife even teaches a magic class. It is so amazing the amount of talent these kids have. They are grades five through eight.
I am comfortable with my course, I wrote it. About a week ago, the director called and ask if I would take over another class called Got Talent: Music. Not sure what happened, but the original instructor will not be presenting this class this year. I am to teach it for one session which is two Saturdays. After looking over his program material, I told the director that I would do the class, but would change, and add some stuff because the original material looked boring. She agreed to the changes so now I am ready. Yes, I am ready for the two sessions of my regular course, but I am excited, and a little nervous about the new one.
I think it is a good feeling to be outside of our comfort zone, sometimes. It lets me know I am alive, and keeps my mind active.
When was the last time you were out of your comfort zone? How did it go?