December 18, 2007

Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone

For any significant achievements in life, you need to come out of your comfort zone and embrace change.

Our comfort zone is the environment that we are familiar with. Irrespective of how good or bad it is, we have a natural tendency to stick to our familiar environment, and resist change. Familiarity makes the environment seem predictable. In a predictable environment you can prepare for the worst and feel in control. A change in environment makes us feel helpless, as we do not know what to expect.

This discomfort is a natural feeling and it cannot be wished away. So whenever you plan to achieve something you need to consciously accept being uncomfortable during the initial phases. Instead of struggling with your discomfort you need to focus your energies on your achievements and in getting comfortable in the new environment.

7 comments:

Mulled Vine said...

Very true!! I am changing jobs at the moment for that very reason. Scary, but necessary!

Aseem said...

My best wishes with you. I am a great supporter of those who take risks to pursue their dreams... Cheers

footiam said...

What's wrong with being happy in a comfort zone?

DEBASIS said...

Yes aseem Change is ultimate law of nature and second thing is that we can't escape environment. Nice thing is to maintaim a balance foor good state of mind

Aseem said...

There is nothing wrong in being happy in a confort zone. However, if you do decide to do anything outside your comfort zone, you cannot avoid the discomfort of coming out of the comfort zone.

Anonymous said...

One does not "... leave life powerfully", unless you are thinking of dramatic suicide.
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One works to "..live life powerfully."
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And any in search of understanding happiness may want to go read
Daniel Gilbert : Stumbling on Happiness. And by all means, read "Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry" by Albert J. Bernstein.

amit said...

thats true, me too going to change my job innear future....

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