Challenging yourself on a regular basis is a hard task to master. We all to often like to stay wrapped in a bubble known as our ‘comfort zone’. Our comfort zone is like a huge blanket. Under that blanket is everything that makes you feel secure, stress free and happy. Doesn’t sound too bad does it? In reality it may not be and from time to time its actually good to come back to what you know as your comfort zone however in the long run issues will arise …
- You will lack the ability to try new things
- You will lack the ability to continue your personal growth
- You will Increase your tendency to settle for the minimum
If you need further inspiration take it from the great Martin Luther king
‘You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you are afraid …
Well you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death in the spirit.’
The more you stay in this comfort zone the harder it becomes to actually removing yourself from underneath the blanket and the more you associate mental health issues like stress and anxiety to leaving that comfort zone.