What is Your Comfort Zone?
How do you know what your current comfort zone is? Everything you are experiencing in your life right now is directly proportional to your comfort zone. If you are making $50,000 per year, $75,000 per year is outside your comfort zone. If you are living in a mediocre marriage, a great marriage is outside your comfort zone. Many of us are accustomed to staying comfortable because expanding our comfort zone means we have to do things differently. We might have to experience the uncomfortable feeling of fear. It can sometimes be sad to say goodbye to what is familiar.
The good news is that what we desire in our lives is usually just outside our comfort zone. By stretching ourselves just a little we can experience more of what we want in our lives. And the more we stretch, the easier it is to keep stretching and expanding our comfort zone. But taking the first step is usually the hardest because we imagine these steps to be much harder than they actually are. Fear is an imagined state of mind and our mind can play a lot of tricks on us.
How does our mind keep us comfortable? It tells us everything we need to hear to stay in our comfort zone. "You've never been successful with losing weight in the past so why even try?" "You don't have enough education to get that job." "You don't have what it takes to be organized." "I don't have time to work on myself." What excuses does your mind tell you? You can't believe your mind, unless of course, you want to stay in your current comfort zone.
By taking baby steps to achieve what we desire most in life, we expand our comfort zone. The larger our comfort zone, the more we attract into our lives. A larger comfort zone may mean more happiness, peace, fulfillment, time, balance, energy or money. It could be what you need to experience less stress, confusion, internal conflict, health problems, or loneliness. Are these things worth the risk? That's a question we all have to answer for ourselves.