by Yoonseo Jung, Southern Area Vice President
Stepping outside of your comfort zone is a crucial skill for personal growth, as you can unlock numerous benefits and develop essential life skills. Throughout high school, I've come to realize that the key to success is overcoming your fear of venturing out. This doesn't always have to be bizarre actions—it can be as simple as reaching out to someone else in your room to have a small conversation!
In FBLA, there are many opportunities for you to step out of our comfort zone. Below are just to name a few:
Fall Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference: in these two conferences, you will get the opportunity to meet your fellow FBLA members from across the state. Take advantage of those networks!
Competitive Events: FBLA offers a wide range of competitive events, from Game Design to Sales Presentation. Choose an event that aligns with your interests but challenges your current skills.
Officer Positions: Run for a leadership position in your chapter, area, or even the state! It's an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills or take on a role where you have to take on responsibilities that you've never handled before.
Throughout the process, never be afraid to reach out for any assistance. You'd be surprised by how many resources you have just in front of you! Also, understand that stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to failures, but this is an integral part of growth. Embrace these setbacks as opportunities for learning and improvement.