Herbert Mtowo

It’s a fact that many people in life fear stepping

into the unknown and questioning their abilities. They fear failure, disapproval, and discomfort. They are more aware of the thousands of potential obstacles that paralyze them. I have watched over men and women who were so daring in the past to step out and step over, making huge contributions to mankind and impacting the word with their success. However, once you make the decision to step out of your comfort zone and fully commit to doing this daily, you’ll experience many amazing things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

I want to encourage you to become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable by showing you the great consequences of embracing discomfort. There are many things I look back now, and wish I should have dared to step out and do, some of them are what I term lost opportunities but that as then, am still young I have made up my mind that I will always be daring, step out and step up to reach my goals. There ain`t no more comfort zones for me.

In this life if you and I want to see progress we MUST get out of living in the comfort zone, comfort is the enemy of achievement; we have to imagine ourselves in uncomfortable situations. In your mind while you are living in comfort, as there will come a time when you will be forced to change because of your situation, so it is better to make progress while it is an option and not a necessity. Once you get out of your comfort zone you will grow as an individual, nothing great was ever achieved by remaining in a comfort zone. Many business ‘have been started during a crisis and many leaders are born and step out during difficult times of life.

Travelling around the world, I have realized that, too many people have no pressure in their lives, so they just sit back and wait for something to change. They take it easy day after day, wasting their time doing nothing, just living life like everyone else, what is so hard in being average, nothing, it doesn’t take much effort to be like the rest of the population, working their 8-5 jobs, paying bills, living for the weekend, and leaving your future in the hands of someone else, are you not in charge of your life, yes you are, you can shape your destiny, you can dictate how you live. The rules of the game of life are not set in stone, they are there to be broken, and we can live life on our terms and life live to the limits.  Brian Tracy once said, “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”


Nothing will change if you do not change what you do daily; you have to dedicate at least one hour a day to self-improvement and entrepreneurial activities. Take a close look at your life and see that if you continue doing what you’ve always done, your life will remain just as it is, break through those imaginary shackles that are holding you back, don’t just exist, live. Live life at a different level from everyone else and strive for excellence, wake up with determination to be the best that you can be, and take action, action is the only thing that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.



Don’t regret being alive later in years, when old age has caught up with you, the energy to do what you were meant to do is gone and dried up. Don’t wait to figure it out later, figure it out now and step out and step up now. Comfort zone is the thief and killer of many a dreams in people’s lives. You are born an achiever a trendsetter. Make good use of this new Year/ New season and pursue after your dreams relentlessly.