Here Are Some Life Lessons You Can Learn Outside Your Comfort Zone.
“The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone.” – Dhaval Gaudier
Are you planning to take a small step out of your own comfort zone? Do you find to find out what greatness awaits you in the realms of the unknown? Well, here are a few lessons about life that you will learn outside your comfort zone which will help you realize it’s the best decision of your life.
1. Change is great.
Most of us hate change. We like things the way they are once we start getting used to them. I would go so far as to say that most of us fear change. But instead of fearing change, what you should be fearing is getting stuck in the same place. You should fear not being able to change. Not being able to grow.
Change is how we grow in life. Change forces us to do and achieve things we wouldn’t have otherwise. Doing the same thing over and over again, day after day will not lead to any growth. Surprisingly, most people still choose to live this way. Simply because it feels comfortable. Because they detest change.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is how we grow. The uncomfort zone is exactly where all your personal growth resides.
2. Challenge equals a mental workout.
Just like your body, your brain and your heart is a muscle too. And just like you go to the gym to challenge and grow your biceps, you need to challenge yourself to build your mental muscles. And this challenge lies on the other side of your comfort zone. The thing is, comfort zones are meant to be pushed, jumped across, and left behind to give our mind, heart, and soul a much-needed workout.
Challenges make us question ourselves and our abilities. These questions lead to higher levels of self-awareness that allow us to look beyond our self-imposed limitations and restrictions. The more you challenge yourself, the thinner the walls of those boundaries will get. And the thicker your mental strength will become. So start running from one challenge to another.
3. Pushing yourself helps you grow.
“Your comfort zone is not a place that you want to remain in. Dare, discover, be all that you can be.” – Catherine Pulsifer
There are certain things we can and can’t do. All of us have limits and strengths. However, there certain limiting beliefs that we possess which prevent us from going beyond what we think we can do and expand our potential to a great extent.
Leaving your comfort zone and going into the great unknown will help you push those mental, and even some physical limits so that you can create some space for your personal development. What appeared impossible just some time ago will become one of your greatest achievements. What seemed like a dreaded challenge earlier will become an intrinsic part of your everyday life.
4. Happiness cannot be found in complacency.
Contrary to popular belief, you cannot find happiness inside your comfort zone. You may confuse comfort with happiness, but you won’t experience true happiness unless you overcome certain obstacles and achieve something you never thought you could. The comfort zone is where your dreams die. And that’s not where happiness lives.
Being happy requires you to engage with life. It requires you to cover grounds that are still unexplored. You need to see and experience things that you haven’t seen or experienced yet. As long as you believe you are happy with life, you won’t know what true happiness is.