You feel secure, confident, and safe inside your comfort zone. However, you shouldn’t become trapped! Learn how to get out of your comfort zone…
Expanding your comfort zone is much simpler than you think, and once you’ve done it a few times, it will only get easier and easier.
Moving into the unknown can be scary, but it should never stop you from experiencing the life you want. It might be comfortable and easy, but that doesn’t always mean you “love” where you’re at.
A comfort zone can become a prison that many refuse to move beyond, and stagnation in life will not bring happiness or greater self-esteem.
Knowing Your Comfort Zone
A comfort zone isn’t supposed to stop growing.
Think of your comfort zone just as you would your home neighborhood. As a child, you didn’t know the area, but you might have known your house and home street well.
As you grew older and got a bike, scooter, or started exploring, the bordering streets became familiar. You knew the shortcuts to get around.
Then, you got your first car and learned every road within a 5-mile radius of your home. Your knowledge and comfort grew as your experience grew.
For some people, this is when they stopped seeking new things. They got a job or start going to school and don’t worry about trying anything new, seeing anywhere else, or meeting new people. The opportunities, possibilities, and new experiences are refused instead of explored.
Remaining your comfort zone may help you avoid suffering, disappointment, fear, and sorrow, but it can also stunt your learning, change, love, growth, or stopping you from really living out your life.
Becoming unafraid of change and challenges brings an ever-expanding comfort zone. Leading to more confidences and comfortability in new places, events, and around different people.
Breaking Out Of The Zone
If you really want to remove the walls of your comfort zone, you’ll have to learn how to take calculated risks, make uncommon decisions, and put your courage before comfort.
It definitely doesn’t have to happen overnight. You can take small steps, like trying a new restaurant in town or meeting up with someone new.
You’re not too old to go back to school. Start small and consider taking a class or two next semester.
You’re not too shy to get in front of people. Check the local library or coffee shop and see if there is a weekly book or poetry reading.
By taking the small steps, you slowly start expanding your comfort zone and becoming the person you want to be. It isn’t all superficial benefits either – you will feel your inner world stretching beyond its old limits and your belief in yourself will grow to new levels.
Don’t pretend you are brilliant at something. Instead, develop a greater aptitude for it.
Taking positive risks in your life will take fearless, optimistic thinking. And yes, things may not always work out completely in your favor, but a lesson can be found in every situation.
“Risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.”