What is your comfort zone?
What does that even mean? When looking up definitions we found that most dictionaries speak about the environmental temperature, rather than a psychological zone that we feel complacent in.
Cambridge dictionary describes the comfort zone as “a situation in which you feel comfortable and in which your ability and determination are not being tested”.
So what really happens when you move out of the comfort zone? What happens when your abilities are tested? What happens when your determination is challenged?
Why is the Comfort Zone Dangerous?
Well the first thing you should understand about your comfort zone, is that it GROWS. Your comfort zone will grow and expand depending on how you push it. The second part is critical; your comfort zone will ALWAYS return.
As soon as you start to push past the comfortable barriers and learn new abilities, you adjust and will find yourself right back in the comfort zone again. The magic is when you move out of this comfort zone.
This is when you are tested, when you grow, expand, learn, and develop. Pretty soon the new area will become familiar. The law of familiarity will kick in, and you will find yourself complacent once again.
This is when you have to learn to push past the barriers, learning that your comfort zone is a never-ending cycle.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows here.”
Growth is essential to your basic human needs and only comes from a place of vulnerability. In order to grow, you have to push through the unknown.
What Happens When You Get out of Your Comfort Zone?
If you want to know what will happen when you move out of your zone of comfortability, be prepared to be discouraged. You do not get to know. You don’t have to be certain of the things to come, in order to make decisions.
The good news is that greatness lies on the other side of vulnerability. Continuing to push yourself is how you succeed consistently throughout life. You don’t want success to be a one-time thing for you.
You deserve more. You deserve to live the life you want to live, (a BOLD life!) and that is ultimately up to you. What happens when you move out of your comfort zone?
You start to live your life on your terms. Screw normality. Screw comfort. If you are going to wish for more, you have to do more. You have to become more. What can you do today to push out of your comfort zone so that you can push towards the life you want?