“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
What Is A Comfort Zone?
We hear this buzz word all the time: ‘I’m in the ‘zone’, ‘red zones’, ‘neutral zone’, ‘zoning out’! So, What is a comfort zone exactly? We hear that buzz phrase all the time. How does staying in your comfort zone for too long affect the balance and productivity of your life?
Your comfort zone is a behavioral state (and a darn comfortable behavioral state too). It’s healthy to push ourselves to a state of discomfort because that’s where growth and transformation occur.
To change that comfort zone behavior state means changing your reality model. When you identify a belief you want to change you’ll find two barriers you might encounter.
1. Pressure from peers who don’t want you to change.
2. Fear of the unknown.
This is what usually happens: people get comfortable with these belief barriers. They naturally resist new ideas and models because of pressure and fear. People want to avoid confrontation and we’re hardwired to avoid fearful situations. Have you ever found yourself feeling this way?
Don’t allow yourself to stay in your comfort zone!
This is so important to not allow yourself to stay in your comfort zone. This is what I like to call the ‘Tyranny of the Familiar’. It is when people say, “This is the way we have always done it.” Changing this belief and getting out of the comfort zone gives you the power to your personal transformation. The only thing holding you back is pressure from peers and fear of the unknown.
So, what is a comfort zone in you life? What are you doing or what are you willing to do to leave your comfort zone? Share your thoughts.