What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

Do you lie awake at night looking for easy and comforting answers to life’s biggest, most complex, and yet most common problems?

Well, bunky, it’s time to relax cuz right here, right now, we’ve got just what you’ve wanted, all wrapped up in one tidy place.

And, yes, we’re being snarky as hell, but only because that’s our default tone. Truth to tell, we think writer Tony Robinson is right on about a very important approach to what ails us all:

by Tony Robinson

Goddamn it, munchman, we said “comfort zone,” not “Comfort Inn!” What kind of editor are you!!!

The pursuit of worthwhile goals is a part of what makes life enjoyable. Being able to set a goal, then see yourself progress towards achieving that goal is an amazing feeling.

But do you know the biggest obstacle for most people trying to achieve their goals, the silent dream killer that stops people before they ever even get started? That obstacle is the comfort zone, and getting stuck there is bound to derail any efforts you make towards achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself.

If you want to achieve those goals, you’ll have to break free from your comfort zone. Let’s take a look at how your life will change once you build up the courage to leave your comfort zone.

What Is the Comfort Zone?

The comfort zone is defined as “a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.”

What stands out to me the most about that definition is the last part: “using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.” How many successful people do you know who deliver a steady level of performance?

The goal in life is to continually challenge yourself, and continually improve yourself. And in order to do that, you have move out of your comfort zone. But once you do, your life will start to change in ways you could never have imagined. I know because it’s happening right now in my own life.

Here’s what I’ve learned….

Read it all at lifehack.org