Is Your Comfort Zone Holding You Back?
The great philosopher and lifestyle coach T. Harv Ecker said, “Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of your comfort zone has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!”
And none other than the famous American inventor Thomas Edison stated, “We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.”
Why is stepping outside of your comfort zone so important for achieving everything you want in life, and why is it so hard?
The level of risk in your life directly relates to your possible rewards, but human beings are actually hard-wired for comfort and low risk. Your comfort zone is defined as “a behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk.” But way back in 1908, psychologists John D. Dodson and Robert M. Yerkes noticed that relative comfort caps performance levels, with optimal performance and rewards only attained just outside of someone’s comfort zone.
As hard as it may be, try practicing a few of these ways to step outside of your comfort zone daily, and watch your dreams and lofty goals turn into rewarding realities.
1) Understand the Parameters of Your Personal Comfort Zone
Define the shape and size of your comfort zone, and then aim for taking action just outside. Your brain is supercharged when it is presented with situations it has not encountered before, or realities which it finds risky and new. This is where wonderful thoughts and ideas can be harnessed to put you on a direct path with your desired destiny.
2) Realize That Existing in Your Comfort Zone is Holding You Back
Countless scientific studies have shown that simply being content with current comfort slows down your brain wave activity, and actually will make you less aware of potentially life-changing positive opportunities.
Mild discomfort causes action on your part, as your brain becomes more active and you begin to become more aware of your surroundings.
3) Never Be Scared to Make a Fool of Yourself
We much too often worry about what other people think. You want to know a big secret that few human beings ever comprehend? Only a very few people care about how you look, and whether you stumble or succeed. And the few friends and family members who do care about your well-being will always support you when you falter.
Think about the most magnetic and lovable individuals you have encountered. Almost certainly they were not meek, quiet people. Acting crazy and foolish from time to time could get you one step closer to those things that you desire the most.
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