What are comfort zones? They are not really about comfort, they are about fear. We often wants to remain within the bubble of where we feel comfortable in life than it is to face the fear of venturing beyond them.
But by limiting yourself to what you already know, you’re likely missing out on so many opportunities, life experiences, and all in all personal growth that makes you a better character.
These are some of the ways you can push your self out of your comfort zone.
Find your fear:– First step in this is to figured out that what are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself and what kind of fear that stops you to achieve your goal is that fear of failure, disappointment, rejection, losing out something precious in return or what?
Develop ways to get comfortable with the discomfort: – Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in. Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do solo traveling, start by taking every opportunity you can. Take mini trips on your own, you soon get comfortable with yourself.
Put yourself in a new environment: – At first, begin with small changes that do not present any real threat or danger, such as traveling too a different buildings in a different part of town. The idea is to place yourself in new areas where you control the interaction.
Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses: Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time to do this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.” Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.
Do what you’re afraid of: – “If you knew you could handle anything that came your way, what would you possibly have to fear? The answer is: nothing.” — Susan Jeffers (Feel the fear and do it anyway, good book!)
Say yes!: – Its as simple as that. “Say yes even when you don’t think you’re ready”. I call it “Jumping in the deep end” If you are working, say yes to new projects, assignments, and new roles — even when you have not done it before. Invited to a new place, or to try out a new thing? – just say yes! It opens up huge opportunities in your life & career.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore
– Andre Gide