- When you are in your comfort zone, you are guaranteed stability and less stress, but your chances for greater achievements are reduced.
- Getting out of your comfort zone requires extra resources but your brain’s natural reaction is to hold you back because it craves routine.
- Stepping out of your comfort zone can create productive stress that increases your creativity and drive.
Resisting change is a normal reaction but personal growth is inevitable
Most people resist change and are happy to stick with the things they know. Our brains are wired to avoid danger and crave routine. However, if you don’t veer from your usual routine, you may end up sacrificing your ability to reach a better potential. You don’t have to start by taking radical steps if you don’t feel comfortable. Small steps will prepare you for more strategic risks later.
Each time you step out of your comfort zone, you increase your potential to achieve better opportunities. Here is how you will positively benefit:
1. Rewards come with risks
Risks do not always come with rewards, but if you aren’t prepared to take them, you will never know if you can succeed. Taking risks is what some of the most successful people do. These risks vary, but some dropped out of college to build on an idea, while others left a comfortable and rewarding job to try something else. Not all first attempts succeed, but no risks lead to not rewards.
2. Learning leads to inner strength
Routine leads to boredom and you can never expect a different outcome from doing the same thing over and over. When you break away, you can learn new things, meet new people or places, and learn new skills. The more you learn the stronger you become as a person.
3. Boost your confidence
No one is born with confidence; it is one of those skills we earn as we achieve. Each achievement will boost your confidence, and these can only be attained by getting out of your comfort zone.
4. Adaptability to change
Rapid changes in the world require you stay ahead and be ready to adapt. If you are too scared to leave your comfort zone, the chances are that you will be left behind, and will eventually never venture out of it. Stepping out of your comfort zone will make you more adaptable to the changes around you.
5. Enhance your creative thinking
Being stuck in the same job rarely allows you to broaden your creative thinking. Whether you decide to move to another department, move to a new job elsewhere, or to realize your dream and start something of your own, you will be amazed how quickly your brain starts to innovate creatively.
6. Be well placed for success
Success does not come overnight. However, to reach it you need to get on the road that leads to it. By stepping out of your comfort zone, your brain uses productive stress to help you increase your creativity and drive. As you take small steps towards achieving things, you will become more confident, stronger, and adaptable. This places y