Self Improvement – Beyond the Comfort Zone

Comfort zone, get out of it.The one true reason that all of humanity is being held back is the comfort zone. By this I mean that people are doing exactly what they want to be doing because it is the path of least resistance. Lets face it, people are designed to consume as much energy as possible and spend as little energy as possible. That is simple survival right there. But with the advances in modern times, that kind of lifestyle has lead to terrible things like morbid obesity, heart disease and even early death.

You comfort zone is what you are probably doing right now, just cruising around the internet looking at random websites and generally taking it easy. You might have a niggling thought in the back of your head that you really should be taking the dog for a walk of getting some kind of exercise but you are just planning on taking it easy.

This leads to a sedentary lifestyle that eventually leads nowhere. My previous example only talks about exercise as something that sticking to your comfort zone can prevent, but there are so many different opportunities that you are missing out on if you don’t take some time to experience discomfort and live life to the fullest.

Discomfort comes in all shapes and sizes. One common one is the fear of rejection. This irrational fear leads to you no asking your boss for a raise or promotion, not asking that girl or boy that you like out on a date and it can also prevent you from doing as well as you should in school because the fear of failing a test prevent you from even attempting it.

The comfort zone is not a modern idea. It has been around forever and it would seem that all of the great leaders of the world are completely at ease doing astounding things that would seem like too much for the normal everyday individual.

The more time that you spend doing things tat make you uncomfortable, the more comfortable you will be with them. This is true of almost any activity. It is said that practice makes perfect and that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, if you put both of those together, you are just starting to get outside of your comfort zone and try something new. Eventually you are going to be awesome at this new activity and there will still be people everywhere that are being saddled with the fears that you have overcame to achieve success.

So with all of that in mind, why don’t you just go out and do something that makes you uncomfortable. (Something healthy, drugs make me uncomfortable but I would never so them to achieve success.)

P.S. My personal fear was of having the entire neighborhood notice my jiggly man boobs while jogging. I got over it and I am on the path to an extremely healthy lifestyle.

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