This topic is something I think we can all resonate with in one way or another, but if you’re lucky enough to have worked through your comfort zone and you’re where you want to be, then that’s great.
I was asked to go and pick my son up at the railway station so that he could come home, having made a surprise 6-hour trip to see us for the weekend. It was dark, I would be driving on my own and would have had to master the one-way system in the city centre. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.
It’s that place we have grown accustomed to, our living space, work space and social environments. A comfort zone determines the way we live our lives, either by us accepting it or by rejecting it if it seems wrong for us.
Young people tend to adapt, adjust or change away from their comfort zones. They don’t have the same fears or limitations, they’re more willing to give things a try. As we age our abilities become less, fears set in, we stick to what we know and what we’re familiar with.
Some of us may feel the need to maintain our comfort zones. That way we work comfortably without feeling pressured in any way, to deal with things we’re not ready for. Others may test their boundaries to see how far out of their comfort zone they would feel comfortable enough to go.
Working outside of our comfort zone means we embark on another journey through changes in our outlook, our assumptions, whilst expanding our boundaries so that something else begins to feel comfortable. That then becomes our new comfort zone.
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