“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
– Denis Waitley
Comfort zones do change
You want to go out and chase your dreams, but you’re afraid that if you do leave your comfort zone, you won’t be able to find your way back. You think it’s going to disappear.
But it’s not true. Do you know why? Because our comfort zones don’t remain constant forever. As we grow older and have more life experiences, our comfort zones also grow.
Think of it this way:
What you have inside your comfort zone now used to be outside of it at one point.
Look at your home. Our homes are at the center of our comfort zones for most of us. It’s where we go home to sleep, eat, relax, have fun with the family, all that good stuff.
But have you always lived in that same home? Did you always have the same people living in your home?
I’m willing to bet your answer will be a big ‘no.’
So, before moving into your present home, you were living elsewhere. And that somewhere else was also part of your comfort zone.
When you decided to move from your old home to the new one, you probably felt scared—excited, too, but mostly nervous. You were leaving your old comfort zone behind.
However, after a few days, weeks, or months of living in your new home, you suddenly realize it’s become your new comfort zone. You no longer felt scared.
Your new home is no longer the ‘unknown.’ You’ve finally settled. You’re finally comfortable.
See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?
There’s nothing wrong with being comfortable. After all, everyone seeks it no matter their status in life.
When comfort becomes a problem
When comfort suddenly interferes with your dreams and your goals in life, it becomes a problem. When you get to the point where you let your convenience take precedence over your dreams, then it’s a problem.
Your comfort zone has become a problem. Now the thing is, issues aren’t meant to fester. They’re meant to be solved and remedied.
So, when your comfort zone stands between you and your dreams, you must make the right choice if you want to succeed.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.