Study finds “getting out of your comfort zone” may be good advice

January 30, 20191 minute read

New research by Yale University has found that the best way to keep learning is to put yourself in unfamiliar situations. According to an article on, stability actually puts learning on hold.

These findings lend support to the approach endorsed by many leaders in discussions at AWESOME Symposiums, who recommend that getting away from a comfort zone is an effective way to expand leadership skills and build confidence.

The article quotes Auren Hoffman, the current CEO of SafeGraph and a serial entrepreneur who has built five companies, as saying that to maximize learning, “you need to make sure you’re doing hard things 70 percent of the time.”