So what is Comfort zone?
The comfort zone may be defined as a psychological state in which a person feels familiar, at ease, in control and experiences low anxiety and stress. In the zone a steady level of performance is possible. (Wikipedia)
When was the last time stepped out of your comfort zone? did something exciting? Something that caused goose bumps? Something out of the box? If you answered no, then perhaps, you have stopped having fun anymore.You are safely confined to your comfort zone. You are too scared to face rejections in life. You find yourself invulnerable when you go outside your comfort zone. But guess what? Magic only happens when you dare to go outside your comfort zone, ready to face the world, take new challenges.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”-Neale Donald Walsh
Do you remember the first time you decided to get on a roller coaster ride, how scared you were, but at the same time you felt a tinge of excitement, and after your first ride, you found it too much fun? That’s exactly how life is. To unfold your true potential you have to come out of your comfort zone. Just imagine eating veggies every day, wouldn’t it get boring? Or having the same mango flavor of ice cream? Wouldn’t you feel tempted to try some more exciting flavors? Similarly, you have got to experience different flavors of life too.
Why must you come out of your comfort zone?
It helps you grow as an individual
You can only grow when you take risks in life and try new things out. Ask yourself: What is the worst thing that can happen to you? Might you fail? Well, that’s part of a deal. Even if you consider your experience a failure, you will learn something new, which, in future will open the doors of endless possibilities, and if nothing else you won’t repeat the same mistake.
Make you believe in yourself
As you try out new things, you are no longer dependent on people, or cling to them, just because you don’t have enough experience of something, and as a result, you start believing in yourself and your abilities.
Enhances your creativity
Just imagine you never thought you could sketch or paint, and one day you decided you would try out this new course of sketching and guess what happened? you actually discovered that you are a very creative person, and there’s an artist in you, now, how cool is that?
Help you explore the world, makes new friends
As you stop dreading failures, you will be ready to explore the world. And as your horizon widens you will meet new people, make new friends, and learn new things from them.
Prepare you for the challenges
Once you learn to step out of your comfort zone, the journey becomes easier for you, you become fearless, you actually start looking forward to challenges, enjoy taking risks in life instead of dreading them.
Discover a new you
You will fall in love and be amazed to discover the new person that you have become.
Happy And more Cheerful
As you become more ‘Yourself’, that’s more confident, fearless, adventurous. You are mostly happy and more cheerful rather than being depressed.
Source of Inspiration
As you do wonders and discover the true potential, that even you didn’t know exist within you. You become a source of inspiration for people.
“We are so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “I do not want to” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.” – Pandora Poikilos
While it’s too comfortable staying in our comfort zones, it’s also crucial to step of it every once in a while for self-discovery
Every time I step out my comfort zone, I fall in love with a person- that’s me.
You only get to live once, so you might as well do all the crazy stuff you always wanted to do, for you never know if, life will give you a chance tomorrow. Don’t you want to experience that feeling, when you heart flutter and your stomach turn anticipating the unknown? don’t you love the unpredictable? So,are you ready to come out of your comfort zone?