Are you stuck in your Comfort Zone?
Each of us has our own boundaries and comfort zone. Most of the time it’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. So, are you stuck in your comfort zone? We asked this question on our Facebook page, let’s have a look the result.
That means 62% think that they stuck in their comfort zone. Comfort zone is the most secure place for people because they are in control and that makes them feel safe. For instance, you know one way to go from work to your home and you always use that way to go because you know everything about that road and it is your secure place. Maybe there are other ways to go; shorter one or with a great view but you don’t know because you always prefer to go in the same way. So, a comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there. Ask a question to yourself, are you really happy or just comfortable?
There are 4 steps of comfort zone; Comfort zone, Fear Zone, Learning Zone, and Growth Zone.
Fear zone is related to find excuses, be affected by others’ opinions, and lack of self-confidence. To leave your comfort zone to fear zone, you have to face challenges which keep you stay in your comfort zone. This step is the most difficult and important one. Take a breath and write down your excuses and try to understand “why”. Why do you care about other people’s opinions? Do they drive your life? Are you living for them? NO! Self-confidence increases when you take action and achieve your goals. You have to stop worrying and step out of your comfort zone. Do not forget “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
Next step is Learning Zone. Congrats, you achieved the hardest part. Now, you broke your boundaries and start to improve yourself. The learning zone is related to how to deal with challenges and problems, acquire new skills, and extend your comfort zone. In this step, you will start to look for a new way to go to work. Even if on the map but you will try to find it because you know old ways don’t open new doors. You are aware of what you need to do and how you solve it. Believe in yourself and go further!
Welcome to the last step, Growth zone. You were perfect until now. Growth Zone is related to find purpose, live dreams, set new goals and conquer objectives. You found the shortest way with a great view and now time to set a new goal! Every time when you want to achieve your goal, you know the process but each time will be even easier. When you trust and believe in yourself, you see what you can do. The world is bigger than your comfort zone and you have one chance to live for it.
To sum up, stop worrying about “What if I can’t”, tiredness, depression and etc. You perfectly know what you need to do, take an action and do. When someone asks me something to do which is out of my comfort zone, Oh my god! in that time I’m dying inside, I don’t want to do but I know why I feel like this, therefore, I push myself to do it. At the end of the day, I feel successful, relief, enjoyed and happy for pushing myself. We are all the same and trying to be a better person and happier. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Step out of your comfort zone and overcome your fears.
I know you’ll do.