Quite often we have heard Leaders and Executives realize that it’s difficult to come out of their comfort zone.
Well, comfort zone is a place where you are at ease. A space where you get a feeling of being safe and sound.
Let’s reflect on a question:
When you started to walk and run for the first time in your life, did anyone tell you that “Hey! you have come out of your comfort zone and well done!!!
Sounds funny and silly, right? Yes, it does! Because during those years, you didn’t even understand the meaning of these words: Comfort and Uncomfortable. But we smoothly switched from one to another: WE STARTED TO WALK/RUN.
So, what’s the fuss that is holding you back to shift into an uncomfortable zone? How do we come out of comfortable zone?
Even after knowing the simple working of these terms, we find it difficult to come out from our plain-sailing space. It is of value to ask few questions to yourself and work out how you can change your perspective.
- How did I first get into this comfort zone?
- What was the prime step I took to enter it?
- What did I repeatedly do to stay in this comfort zone?
Answering these questions can often reveal things which will bring you to the awareness that, before a situation became comfortable, we were not even aware about whether it is uncomfortable.
It was only after stepping in it, because of some strong need and then to fulfill that need, you continuously stayed put in that situation and it became comfortable and secure
And hence, today if you want to enter into the so-called UNCOMFORTABLE zone, all you need to do is look at the answers that you gained from the above three questions.
In a Nutshell:
- Change the name of “Uncomfortable Zone” to “(U)r (N)ew Comfortable Zone”
- Ask: What’s the purpose of coming out of it?
- Ask: What’s the purpose of entering Ur new zone?
- How strong is that purpose and how will life change if I enter this?
- What resources and support will I need and how do I make it comfortable?
- What continuous new actions will you need to take?
Try it and see what happens! As it is said, “With every discomfort comes growth.”