Beware of Your F#*%ing Comfort Zone

We’ve all heard the advice, “you’ve got to step out of your comfort zone”, “get uncomfortable”, “do something outside of your comfort zone”. And if you’re like me, you probably think, “yeah, I know I have to get out of my comfort zone, and I know things happen on the other side of my comfort zone, but……”

Yes, there’s usually a “but”, an excuse of some sort that keeps us inside our comfort zone. What we have to do is treat our comfort zone like the lazy ass that it is. You don’t want any part of that cursed “comfort zone”. Your comfort zone holds you back, keeps you down and does NOT want you to be doing anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Think about all the accomplishments you’ve had in your life. Chances are you completely ignored your comfort zone and stepped way outside of it, and that’s when the magic happened. All the things that ended up as something good in your life started by you getting uncomfortable. Maybe it was when you asked for that first dance, or that first date. Maybe your first day of school, or a job interview, or the first day of that course you took . You had to step out of your comfort zone. Getting married, buying a house, all these things forced you to get uncomfortable.

But, all these things also forced you to grow. Growth can only happen by first doing something we fear. Your comfort zone sucks! Your comfort zone stops you from growing and becoming the person you want to be. Yes, it feels nice and warm and cozy staying in your comfort zone but it doesn’t serve you. You need to tell it where to go, and then get up and march right past that comfort zone like you don’t even notice it. It’s the only way to grow.

Uncomfortably yours,

Jim

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