Our Comfort zones. This phrase can be used to described in many areas of our lives, both personally and professionally. It is a place where we are, well, and comfortable. What happens when you get out of your comfort zone?
By attempting something that is outside of your comfort zone, you are able to grow and, most, importantly, learn. Learn that you are a capable human being, learn that mistakes happen, learn that you are courageous.
I learned how this process works with my son. My 16-year old and went to work as a dishwasher at a nearby restaurant after school. He wanted to save for a car. With in a few weeks he was complaining, mostly because he was missing his friends and his video games and wanted to quit his job. But it stuck with it and in a few months he became a chef helper. I could see the anxiety left and he began to smile again. It turned out that my son loved to cook but. He would have never knew he enjoyed cooking so much.
If you stick it out, there can be great things awaiting you.
I’ve also seen adults going back to school to further their careers. Your ever to old to learn new things. People find themselves questioning their decision after a few weeks or months into the new commitment. It’s uncomfortable. It’s new, and it’s not their comfort zone.
What At First Glance Appears To Be “Not For You” May Turn Out To Be The Best Thing You’ve Done
Since I’ve became a Volunteer and Writer, to get out of my comfort zone. I never considered I would enjoy either task I’m doing so much. I have learned so much about myself or the people I am blessed to help. But, most importantly I am still learning the mistakes are not always a bad thing, as long as I learn from them.
“Move Out Of Your Comfort Zone, you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.- Brain Tracy
If you’re considering trying something new, either personally or professionally, I urge you to overcome your fear, remind yourself that you are capable, and don’t just step buy jump out of your comfort zone.