Jan 29, 2021
B.S. MOTIVATION: GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
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B.S. Motivation: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
"It’s all happening perfectly. When I am ready to move forward, I will.” - Susan Jeffers
“Get out of your comfort zone”, has been said by speakers, managers, personal trainers, leaders, teachers, parents, friends. Well, most of us have heard this and say it to others.
Truth be said I have been guilty of this and then I learnt it is one of the most sabotaging B.S. (Belief System) that reeks of fear, anxiety, stress and is like being in a war zone. It is the worst recommendation, suggestion or advice you could give to yourself or anyone.
Being part of this planet, we call earth, every species loves comfort zones, that includes humans. Without our comfort zone, we will not feel safe and secure. We will be in stress and there is plenty of research out there that proves stress causes diseases, depression, unproductivity, separation of families and many more damaging consequences.
Let us look at some practical examples of comfort zones.
Now let us take this B.S. notion of getting out of your comfort zone.
Simply put it is about EXPANDING your comfort zone.
Expand (stretch) your comfort zone on a regular basis. Do something every day that makes you slightly uncomfortable thus you can easily return to your comfort zone for safety and security. Take a small risk every day that is not physically, mentally or emotionally damaging you or anyone else. When you do this, your comfort zone will expand, and you will feel more powerful.
On a final note, next time you talk about “Get out of your comfort zone”, think about all those people who are living in a war-torn environment or individuals who are being abused (physically, mentally, sexually, emotionally). They are literally always living outside their comfort zone (the war zone). For them to get into the comfort zone (safety, security, joy, love and compassion) would be truly a blessing and fortunate.
Do you run away at the first sign of trouble or are you confident enough to stand up for your rights and beliefs without being aggressive?
This self-diagnostic will help you discover if you are truly courageous in your communication or terrified of conflict. Please be honest when answering the questions/statements.