Comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear .We often wants to remain within the boundaries of where we feel comfortable than it is to face the fear of venturing beyond them.
But by limiting yourself to what you already know, you’re likely missing out on professional opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth.
So here we tell you some ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Identified your fear:- First step in this is to figured out that what are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself and what kind of fear that stops you to achieve your goal is that fear of Failure, disappointment, losing out something precious in return or what?
Develop ways to get comfortable with the discomfort: – Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in. Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.
Put yourself in a new environment: – Begin with some small changes that do not present any real threat, such as eating at a different restaurant in a different part of town, or attending an art exhibit or gun show. The idea is to place yourself in new arenas where you control the interaction.”
Consider other point of view: – “Surround yourself with very smart people who are a little bit arrogant and disagree with you on many things. Make sure to debate ideas with them, in a civil way, which will cause you to re-examine your beliefs.”
Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses: Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.” Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward
Do what you’re afraid of: – “New mindset. It goes like this: Does this scare me? Then I have to do it. That’s how you conquer fear. It never goes away, you just learn how to ride that energy.” — Zach Davidson
Say “yes” more often; – “Say yes even when you don’t think you’re ready. … If you are working, say yes to new projects, new assignments, and new roles— even when you have not done it before. It opens up huge opportunities in your career.