Finding Success Beyond Your Comfort Zone Aug 28, 2016 gryphonleadershipgroupadmin 0 Comment News
A comfort zone is a metaphorical area of safety and control within which we all operate on a daily basis. We tend to avoid straying from our comfort zones because it is within our personal bubble that we feel the most at ease and stress free. The closer we get to reaching beyond our comfort zones, the more our anxiety rises ,which instinctually causes us to retreat within our little bubbles once again.
There is an old adage that states, “In order to become successful, you must first become comfortable with being uncomfortable.” When we push ourselves beyond our comfort zone; that is when the real magic happens! By staying within the safety of our own comforts, we become stagnant. We stop improving in our careers, we stop meeting new people and we close the door to countless opportunities. In contrast, when we push the boundaries of our comfort zone, we can completely change the trajectory of our lives.
There are many doors that can be unlocked when you push yourself to explore new opportunities. One benefit is that you may discovers new skills that you never knew you had! If you never try something new, you will never give yourself the opportunity to discover and unlock your true potential. Who knows what undiscovered talents you have that have yet to be discovered!
By breaking out of your comfort zone, you will build your confidence! Each time you are faced with an uncomfortable situation and you come out on top, you will build your confidence and your range of abilities. This will also make it easier and easier each time you encounter an unfamiliar situation and your range of comfortability will grow exponentially each time.
Trying new things is crucial for your developments and growth. If you stop pushing yourself, your growth and skills will stagnate. When you break your boundaries, you open up learning opportunities. Even if you fail or things don’t work out, you will improve upon your resiliency and even failure presents great learning opportunities.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to meet new people and make new connections. It’s very difficult to meet new people by doing the same old thing day in and day out. Branch out, put yourself out there and you’ll be surprised at how many new people you’ll meet!
Once you open the doors and start discovering new things, you may find new passions that you weren’t aware of before. Maybe there are new career options for you, or maybe there is a new promotion in your future. Don’t let your fears and anxieties hold you back from unlocking your full potential!
One of the greatest benefits of breaking through the boundaries of your comfort zone is that you open up the possibility to discover the path that you truly want in life. When you start knocking down the walls that have limited your exposure to new experiences and opportunities, you will discover so many things that you have been depriving yourself of. Maybe you have been living a life that not quite authentically you. Maybe by branching out and trying new things you will discover all the little pieces that have been missing from your life. Once you have found those missing pieces, little by little they will fill up any empty spaces that you may have and you will be well on your way to living a fulfilling and completely happy life.
Although stepping out of your comfort zone can be anxiety provoking at times, expanding your horizons is crucial for your success and growth. We all like to stay in a place where we feel safe and secure, but living in a small bubble is a recipe for complacency. Break down your walls a little bit each day and discover the magic that awaits you beyond your own self-imposed limitations!