Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

When Was The Last Time You Stepped Out of Your Comfort Zone?

At present, I am starting a new adventure and am already stepping out of my comfort zone and in to the challenge zone due to some of the ways I procrastinate are coming to the surface (i.e. due to a fear).

The way I talk about the comfort zone is shown in the following diagram. The diagram is based on the way we learn –

Another way of describing the Comfort Zone is depicted in the following “Comfort Zone” Poem by Anonymous.

“Comfort Zone” Poem by Anonymous

“I used to have a comfort zone

where I knew I couldn’t fail,

The same four walls of busy work

were really more like a jail

I longed so much to do the things

I’d never done before,

But I stayed inside my comfort zone

and paced the same old floor

I said it didn’t matter that

I wasn’t doing much,

I said I didn’t care for things

like diamonds or furs and such

I claimed to be so busy with

the things inside my zone,

But deep inside I longed for

something special of my own

I couldn’t let my life go

by just watching others win,

I held my breath and stepped outside

to let the change begin

I took a step and with new strength

I’d never felt before,

I kissed my comfort zone good bye

and closed and locked the door

If you are in a comfort zone

afraid to venture out,

Remember that all winners were

at one time filled with doubt

A step or two and words of praise

can make your dreams come true

Greet your future with a smile,

success is there for you!”


Over to You…

As I continue on this journey of stepping out of my comfort zone, I will continue to practice self-compassion and remember what John Maxwell said ~ “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”

What strategies do you practice when you step outside your comfort zone? Please feel free to share ideas below or on our Facebook page.


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