Here’s the problem with living only within your comfort zone. Not only is it boring but you’re potentially missing out on fun new stuff and it severely limits you in what you can do.
Being stuck with what you can do and where you feel safe, keeps you from reaching your full potential.
We have to get uncomfortable and sometimes we have to get hurt to grow as human beings. There are plenty of times when you’ve stepped out of your own comfort zone.
- You had to do it when you started school.
- You had to do it each time you started a new job.
- You had to do it when you started a new relationship.
- You had to do it when you moved across the country.
- You had to do it when you got married and had kids
All major life changes require us to step out of our comfort zone. And that’s a good thing. You’re not the same person you were as a pre-schooler. You’re not the same person you were as a college student. You’re not the same person you were 10 years ago. But if you are getting a little too comfortable with where you’re at, or a little too scared to try something new and take risks, you may be the same person you were last year, or a couple of years ago.
Don’t limit your own personal growth and the possibilities of having a fun, exciting, and fulfilling life because you’re stuck and afraid of change. If you want to become better at communicating with others, take a step outside your comfort zone and attend a meeting where you have a chance to speak to one or two people. Prepare in advance to be the one to reach out. Ask people about themselves, or why they are attending the event. Take the focus off you.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about being scared. The trick is to go out there and do it anyway. That’s when the real magic happens.
That’s when your life starts to change, you start to change, and your feeling of self-worth and self-confidence skyrockets. That change wouldn’t be nearly as meaningful if it wasn’t so hard to bring it about.