“You never grow when you’re comfortable” is a favorite mantra that Dr. Mo has shared with former students, friends, and her own children. However, before we can break out of our Comfort Zone, we need to identify and understand why it’s so important to us. Once our Comfort Zone is clearly defined, we are more willing to accept the personal challenges we set for ourselves and be more open to situations we don’t control. Since adversity in life is a given, we will evaluate our best and most helpful coping methods when anything or anyone forces us into an unfamiliar or uncomfortable situation. Next, we all get to choose our attitude, even on the most challenging days. Lastly, we can reflect on how we have grown when we’ve stepped outside of our comfort zone in the past and be better prepared for it in the future.