Is Your Comfort Zone Really Comfortable?

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“Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable.”

Allan Cohen

Is it really comfortable in your comfort zone? Do you want to remain there? Or do you want to exit your comfort zone?

It is feels good to be in your comfort zone. But the real question is: “Is it where you want to be?” If not, it is time to go. It is time to try new things.

You might say, “I love my work. I love where I am. I love what I am doing.” It is okay if it make you good.

You don’t have get stuck in your comfort zone. There is nothing happening there. If you really want to grow in your life, you must confront your fears. You must face your resistance. You don’t like it there, but you don’t know how to get out.

You find it difficult to leave your comfort zone. But if you don’t live, if you keep complaining about your situation, you are not doing yourself a favor. You are delaying your growth. You are delaying your progress. You are delaying your happiness.

Whether big or small, taking risks is scary. It is scary. But if you have the courage to take it, if you have the courage to leave your comfort zone, if you have the courage to face your fears, if you have the courage to take the first step, progress is certain. Happiness is certain. Health is certain. According to Michael John Bobak, “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” If you want to grow, comfort zone is the wrong zone for you. You need to take a leap of faith. Because if you stay where you are, you will continue to get the same old, boring results.

If you are not happy with what you are doing, change it. If you can’t change it, find a way or ways to make it better. Complaining won’t help you. One of the things you can do to get out of your comfort zone is to get out. Just get out. Don’t be scared of what is going to happen to you. Think about what will happen to you if you don’t leave. According to Al Bernstein, “Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”

To grow, to get out of your comfort zone, to do what you love to do, to face your fears, you must take the first step. The first difficult step. You must be comfortable with doing what you are not comfortable doing. Growth comes from doing what is uncomfortable. If you keep doing the comfortable things, you will continue to get comfortable results.

Life is about being comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Are you ready to be comfortable with the uncomfortable?