Comfort Zone

How spacious is your comfort zone?

The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. (Wikipedia)

The Comfort Zone is our living, work, and social environments that we have grown accustom too.

Our personality can be described by our comfort zones. Highly successful persons may routinely step outside their comfort zones, to accomplish what they wish.  To step out of the comfort zone raises the anxiety level engendering a stress response, the result of which is an enhanced level of concentration and focus.

How to step out of your comfort zone:

(Wiki How)

Make a fool of yourself : One of the biggest things that holds most of us back is our fear of what people think! You’re allowed to be less than perfect. You may find that people like you more for it, because it makes you a more exciting person to be around. Do something you normally wouldn’t do for fear of looking like an idiot. Be that idiot. You’ll be fine!

Face your fears:  It’s good to be proactive, but it’s bad to let a significant portion of your life be devoted to averting things that never happen–Little things that could turn into adventures or funny stories if you allow yourself to deal with a little discomfort.

Become comfortable with taking risks: Your comfort zone is comfortable because it’s where you know what to expect. Going out on a limb can be scary because you might fail. You might lose something. But you might also gain something.

Enjoy the unknown. When’s the last time you felt excited about not knowing what was going to happen next?

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. Brian Tracy

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone ?

More reading:

How to break out of your comfort zone by Adrian Savage

Analyze your comfort zone

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