Have you ever wondered how your comfort zone is stopping you from having all the adventure and fun in life?
Do you feel like sharing your wonderful ideas with the world, but the idea of public speaking and crowds terrify you?
You know its a time for a raise, but you fear your boss’s reaction?
Your current job doesn’t satisfy you anymore, but you find trying something new scary? and you feel you won’t be able to succeed?
In a nutshell, you are unhappy and desperate to change your life
If that’s also the case with you then it’s about time you stepped out of your comfort zone and discovered your true self.
- So what is Comfort zone?
- Why must you come out of your comfort zone?
- Overcome your fear
- It helps you grow as an individual
- Make you believe in yourself
- Enhances your creativity
- Help you explore the world, makes new friends
- Prepare you for the challenges
- Discover a new you
- Happy And more Cheerful
- Source of Inspiration
- You become more successful
So what is Comfort zone?
According to Wikipedia, 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.
So what to do to step out of one’s comfort zone?
Stretch your limits, challenge yourself, it might be a little tough at first, but you will find your life filled with happiness and fulfillment in the long run.
So, let me ask you something, when was the last time stepped out of your comfort zone?
when was the last time you did something exciting? Something that caused goosebumps?
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, right?
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 too boring? Or eating the same mango flavor of ice cream every day? 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?
Overcome your fear
When you step outside your comfort zone, you overcome the fear and become more confident and self-sufficient, you change from ‘I can’t do it’ to ‘I can do it.’
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.
You become more successful
when you step of your comfort zone, you become more successful. As you don’t fear failures anymore it leads you to avail many opportunities in life. Successful, not in terms of money only, you will be more happy and peaceful. You will sleep better and won’t have any regrets in life.
“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 your heart flutter and your stomach turn anticipating the unknown? don’t you love the unpredictable? So, are you ready to step out of your comfort zone?