“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world.”
― Manoj Arora
Have you ever been afraid of trying something new? Have you ever regretted losing an opportunity? Have you ever been afraid to take risks? If you have done all of that, then you are definitely in a comfort zone.
A comfort zone is defined as a place where you feel comfortable and secure, where you feel safe and happy, but if you stay in this zone for a long time, it will prevent you from discovering new things, having new experiences, and coming up with new ideas and perspectives.
In fact, life is changing every day, technology and social media make life changes faster, so people should work on themselves every day to be updated with everything around them. And of course, that won’t happen if they kept themselves in their comfort zones and surrounded themselves with a closed circle.
Getting out of your comfort zone is a suitable solution for self-development because it has positive impacts on people and their lifestyles.
First of all, getting out of it will lead to self-discovery of your true self.
Every challenge is considered a new lesson for you. Whenever you succeed or fail, you will be able to learn from your mistakes, to know your strengths and weaknesses ,and to learn how you can develop yourself.
Secondly, after you leave your comfort zone and succeed in what you were afraid to do before, you will notice the amazing results you have reached and realize how powerful you are.
So, you will start challenging yourself with other new things to do and deal with them quickly. You will realize that your fears are fictional and you can do more and more than what you think you are capable of doing.
Also, when you try new experiences, they will change everything about you, your way of thinking, your behavior and your lifestyle and as a result of that, these experiences will open great opportunities for you.
According to Forbes, researchers claim that trying new challenges and exercises may have a good impact on your lifestyle since it is a great way to keep your brain young and healthy.
Additionally, stepping out of your comfort zone can change your attitude and how you see the world ;as a result of that, you will be visible and inspiring to many people. Imagine yourself being a role model for someone when he/she sees your good results.
In order to get out of the comfort zone, you need to face your fears first.
Buddha once stated “Mind is everything. You are what you think! You become what you think.’ The only person who can prevent or help you from stepping out of the comfort zone is you. So, you need to change your perspective and face your fears.
Being in a zone means that you create boundaries for yourself, you create your own reality and surround yourself with limitations due to fear, and that could be the fear of people’s thoughts or from your failure.
In fact, many people are afraid to get out of their comfort zones because they think that everyone is paying attention to them, they become afraid to make mistakes and that people could make fun of them.
You must know that nobody is perfect. Don’t compare yourself to others because everyone has their own unique self that makes them who they are. You need to start by replacing your negative thoughts with positive ones.
Everything in this life requires having to take a risk. So, when you accept this fact you begin to lose hesitation in what had held you back in the past and move forward.
The simplest steps to start getting out of the comfort zone is to make a routine for yourself by trying something new, trying a new restaurant, new food, listening to a different genre of music, go to new events. You will be shocked how can this affect your life positively.
Finally, life starts when you get out of your comfort zone, and remember like everything else in life, we have the power to choose.