Research suggests that you can greatly increase your productivity, creativity, and ability to cope with change by stepping out of your comfort zone and doing things that give you a healthy amount of anxiety.
Find the ‘Courage Zone’!
The zone of courage lies outside the comfort zone. If you are not ready for the big step, take the small one first. The courage zone may be less predictable, but it has much greater potential for personal and professional development. If you need to start exiting the comfort zone, go boldly to something you care about most and that will motivate you first.
“The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone.” – Dhaval Gaudier
Avoid ‘Terror Zone’
The golden mean is the space between the fear zone and the comfort zone. Find a place that will allow you to grow without fear paralyzing you. You must work on your thoughts and refine your fears and reflections on potential threats and bad scenarios. The security zone is within you and it will always prevent you from moving towards the terror zone.
“We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.” – Ray Bennett
Allow yourself to be vulnerable
You can be average all your life, and you can take risks and make great strides. You need to be exposed to be ready for the big acts. You will be scared.
but you must know that failure is an opportunity that you should experience as an experience that will direct you to success.
and show you some new paths, opportunities, and options.
“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world.” – Manoj Arora
Step by step
Getting out of the comfort zone is not a small thing you can do at once, so segment this process to make it easier for you to fall. Create small steps and feel proud after each one. A good plan is important.
“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”- Brian Tracy