Why do we stay in our comfort zone? Because our comfort zone is the stress-free zone we are used to. It’s what is familiar. It’s also the place where we are the most dissatisfied with our life.
When we stay in our comfort zone, we are forcing ourselves to stay stagnant. We’re afraid to change for fear of what could happen. Our brains are trained to keep us safe so we stay in our safe space instead of facing the unknown.
Staying in our happy place though can cause problems as well.
Here are 8 reasons it’s wrong to stay in your comfort zone.
Not reaching your goals
If you stay in your comfort zone, you are less likely to follow through on reaching your goals. Your fear, procrastination, or any other excuse keep you from taking action toward your goal.
Lack of growth
Staying in your safe place will probably keep you from growing into more than you are right now. You’ll always be stuck, never going forward and never growing and changing. You might end up not achieving your goals because you’re stuck on doing things the same way you’ve always done them, even when you’re not seeing any results. You don’t step out of your comfort zone to explore what you’re capable of doing or what you can accomplish.
No or lost passion
Staying comfortable makes it harder for you to discover your passion. Your passion can only be found outside of your comfort zone.
Feeling left behind
When you stay in your safe zone you will feel like you are being left behind your colleagues and others you relate to. They might have been behind you in terms of your life or career but because they stepped out of their safe zone, they have passed you by.
Settling for less
By continuing to live in your happy place, you push yourself to settle for less than you desire. You put your passion or things you love aside.
Your self-confidence lags
When you don’t move out of your comfort zone, you aren’t building the confidence you need to grow and take on new challenges.
Your health suffers
Sometimes when you are not getting out of your comfort zone you aren’t taking care of your health either. It can be from fear of going to the doctor, not wanting to change your routines, avoiding going to the gym for some reason such as being looked at or trying something different.
You’ll be unprepared for changes
You are inflexible and set in your ways when you stick to your usual routine. Life can be difficult, throwing all kinds of things at you. Things can happen that will pull you out of your reality even if you don’t want to. Staying in your normal routine keeps you from being open to new possibilities.
The reasons we use to stay in our comfort zone are the same ones that we should use to step out. Staying in your comfort zone may feel comfortable but it’s wrong to limit yourself to settling for mediocrity.
Your next steps to take: get out of your comfort zone.
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Let me know, are you stuck in a rut? I have been for a long time and I am only now coming out. It’s hard but if you work hard and really try not to stay in your comfort zone-you will succeed.
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