Why You Should Leave Your Comfort Zone

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"You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone."
― Roy T. Bennett

It can be easy to fall into a routine and get comfortable with the way things are. If your life and work are good, why change them and risk things getting worse?

Breaking out of your comfort zone is hard but it is a good thing for you. It can make you achieve great things by forcing you to push the boundaries. It is the state where your mental productivity and performance reach your peak and you find it easier to brainstorm and harness your creativity in future.

Pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone doesn’t have to be extreme, like taking on a project that you’re unprepared for or jumping out of an airplane.
But it is the zone where you become more alert, productive, and your skills increase. If the discomfort and anxiety is too high, you’re not productive and may just shut down.
So keep your focus "ON"

The benefits of getting out of your comfort zone can linger but there is an overall self-improvement you get through the skills that you are learning. Everyone’s comfort one is different but it can help you to bring out your best especially when it comes to business.

Following are the reasons that you should get out of your comfort zone.

Challenging yourself can help you perform at your peak.

Stepping outside one's comfort zone is an important, and almost universal, factor in personal growth. How can we expect to evolve in our lives and careers if we only stick to habit and routine? Reaching new heights involves the risk of attempting something we might not succeed at.

It broadens your perspective:

As an entrepreneur, you may have been working on a particular area. This makes you ignore the things that you know are not going to work for the kind of projects you are working on. This can however be an entrepreneur’s biggest mistake. The limited thinking can either lead you to achieving something that is being done over the years in the same way to achieve same results. But it can blind you with more exciting ways of performing your work that could yield much better results.


Getting out of the comfort one requires you to take risks. For a startup, the strength lies in its ability to be nimble and agile and to come up with solutions in unique ways. Risks make your work more exciting and unique in ways that make a big difference when it comes to customers.

Trying new things can make you more creative

Creativity is innately risky -- when we share creative work, we open ourselves up to vulnerability and possible rejection. At the same time, risking failure increases the possibility of great creative achievement. Seriously. Think of all the things you've never tried. How can there not be tons of wonderful activities on that list! You might discover something you love.

You will be proud that you took the leap.

We all stand a little taller with the pride of a new accomplishment. You can make that happen far more frequently than you are today.

Each milestone makes it easier to tackle another milestone.

Success breeds more success thanks to the confidence, experience, learning, and determination it inspires.

You will be more promotable and/or will earn more money.

Those who are willing to step up to challenges and take some risks earn respect and promotions. Independent professionals must take personal risks to make more money.

As your comfort zone expands, you will see new opportunities previously obscured by barriers of your own making.
Staying in your comfort zone is like wearing blinders. You will tell yourself that all you care about are the things that are already a part of your life. You will continually convince yourself that you dislike the things you've never tried. They just aren't for you. And with every such thought, you erect thicker walls between yourself and everything that makes you uncomfortable. Take some risks and the walls start coming down.

You will become more resilient and prepared for whatever comes your way.

Life can be tough. Things can happen that will yank you right out of your comfortable nest. The more open you are to new possibilities, the more diverse your experiences, and the more confident you are in your ability to face new situations, the more resilient you will be.

It brings success:

One of the biggest reasons that you should get out of your comfort zone is that the people who encourage their companies to take risks, they attain huge success. Most of the people, who are a reason behind the success of any company or startup, are the risk takers. Their thinking breaks all the traditional norms of doing things and their uniqueness mushes them to think forward.

Last but not least :-  Having Mentor in your Life 

Often, it’s easier to take the steps to break outside of our comfort zone with a mentor or support team. If you know someone who can help you and encourage you along the way, they can make these changes seem less daunting. They can also introduce you to things you never would have thought of on your own. Having someone to mentor you can also help hold you accountable and keep you from slipping back into your comfort zone.