Ways To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone [Infographic]
So, how can we get out of our comfort zone? And…why is that even so important?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “everything you want is right outside of your comfort zone.” Or, “a comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing actually grows there.”
Our comfort zones can become such a beautiful and dangerous thing, because we spend so much energy creating it, that we have to spend even more energy breaking out of it.
Q. What is a comfort zone?
A. The comfort zone is a state within which a person feels at ease, familiar, and in control, and experiences low anxiety. A person in this state uses a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. (Thank you Wiki)
5 Self Reflection questions about your own Comfort Zone
Q. What knowledge and skills do you have that consistently serve you?
Q. What do you need to learn, but have been avoiding?
Q. When was the last time you succeeded in doing something that you thought was “too difficult”?
Q. What kind of self talk serves you the best?
Q. What is your best strategy when handling challenges?
When we find the courage to push ourselves into unchartered territories in our life and career this can create worry, aneiety and frustration. These emotions can cause us to retreat back into our comfort zones, where we fell safe. However, study and study will show that people who are both successful and fulfilled in their careers and overall life, have been able to effectively step out of their comfort zone in continuous stages throughout life.
Here are some effective and proven ways to develop the confidence and the action plan to step out of your comfort zone.
25 Ways To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone [Infographic]
Uplifting Quotes about Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. ~ Denis Waitley
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness. ~Les Brown
My experience is that you cannot have everything you want but you can have anything you really want, you just need to decide what it is and then plan your exit from the comfort zone. ~Jonathan Farrington
“Many people try to avoid pressure, yet the absence of any tension or pressure usually creates a sense of boredom and the lackluster experience of life that so many people complain about.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“Something in human nature tempts us to stay where we’re comfortable. We try to find a plateau, a resting place, where we have comfortable stress and adequate finances. Where we have comfortable associations with people, without he intimidation of meeting new people and entering strange situations. Of course, all of us need to plateau for a time. We climb and then plateau for assimilation. But once we’ve assimilated what we’ve learned, we climb again. It’s unfortunate when we’ve done our last climb. When we have made our last climb, we are old, whether forty or eighty.” ~ Fred Smith
Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills! ~ T. Harv Eker