A Game-Changing Perspective on Your Comfort Zone

Jul 04, 2023
A Game-Changing Perspective on Your Comfort Zone

Do you ever wish it was easier to step outside your comfort zone and do things you desire to do but fear?

I know the feeling all too well! Thankfully I have learned something that has really helped me and continues to be a great contributor to my success.

In this week’s Wisdom Weekly, I will share what I believe can be a game changing mindset shift for you as well. Ready?

Starting today, I challenge you to stop viewing yourself facing a decision to step outside your comfort zone. Why? Because this subconsciously insinuates that the comfort zone that surrounds you cannot be moved, grown, and expanded.

Instead, imagine that by exercising courage and doing the thing you fear and lack capability in, you are in fact stretching, enlarging and expanding your comfort zone.

That’s it!

Why is this so important? Because when we realize that everything is hard until it gets easy and that everything was once uncomfortable until it became comfortable, it empowers us with hope.

Hope that what we fear now, what we lack capabilities in today, what is uncomfortable in the moment, won't always be so.

And the faster we fail forward, learn from our mistakes, make the needed corrections and adjustments, and do it again, the better we get.

Until eventually what was once outside our comfort zone becomes comfortable…showing that our comfort zone has grown and expanded to include this new activity.

Does this make sense?

Here are some examples…

At one point in your life, talking was uncomfortable. Maybe you tried to say “Mommy” and said “mimi” or “mah.”

Walking was uncomfortable. You tried to take a step and fell.

Eating solid (or pureed) food was uncomfortable and most of it ran down your chin and onto your bib.

Riding a bike was uncomfortable, going to school was uncomfortable, your current job was initially uncomfortable, and so on.

The key to something becoming comfortable is to do it enough times. And when we do, our comfort zone expands to include it.

So, the next time you think about how uncomfortable you’d be to do the activity you desire to do, realize this simple truth…

That by doing so, you are not just stepping outside of your comfort zone, but rather moving the line of the comfort zone that encompasses you, slightly larger each and every time you do so.

Is that helpful? I hope this practical tip is encouraging to you as it has been to me.

If so, will you please let me know. Simply email me at [email protected] or connect with me on any social media platform. I’d love to hear from you.

Listen to this week’s Life’s Hard, Succeed Anyway podcast here: Epi 041. Cole Taylor: Losing Family Members to Health Issues Fuels Passion to Help Others

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Until next time,