Life Begins When You Leave Your Comfort Zone

How do you go about creating a memorable life? What do you have to do, that when you look back through your album of life, you think ‘wow I have lived a life rich with experiences’. Well it’s not doing the same thing every day, that’s for sure.

Keep venturing out

What you really have to do is leave your comfort zone. But not only once. Again and again and again. By leaving your comfort zone you initiate new responses in your brain and your body. Most of the time these responses are in the form of feelings such as fear and anxiety – completely normal! This is the most challenging part – getting over the fear barrier. But this article is not dedicated to fear so I’ll leave it there.

Once you do get over your fear and anxiety and embrace the unknown step you have just taken, you will suddenly feel more at ease. Once the anxiety and fear leave, the joy and bliss arrive! You will feel more at ease because you have just done something your mind was telling you to avoid, hence the fear. You will feel more at ease because you have just grown exponentially and added something new to your arsenal, almost a new skill if you will. That you can now call upon when in a similar situation. Therefore the next time you are in a similar situation you will not feel as much fear or anxiety (or hopefully none at all) because of this experience and skill you have acquired.

Challenge after challenge ..

When you’re in the fortunate position to look back you will remember this event fondly because it helped you to evolve. You left your comfort zone and the result was growth. What a way to decorate your album of life right? However you don’t want your album of life to just have the one experience that stands out from the daily mundane tasks that you do but never cherish, correct? In order to fill your album of life with the greatest pictures you have to keep chasing new experiences. You have to keep leaving your comfort zone.

Leaving your comfort zone once is not enough. You’ll become comfortable again in no time and unfortunately become stagnant. Nobody wants to become stagnant. To keep moving forward in life you must keep challenging yourself and leaving your comfort zone. Now you will notice that I haven’t provided any examples of leaving your comfort zone because it’s such a personal thing. We all have different ideas on what it means to leave our comfort zone. We’re all different. But YOU will know exactly what YOU must do to leave your comfort zone and that’s the most important thing for me.

True strength

You see life truly begins when you leave your comfort zone, because only then are you challenged. Only then are you truly able to grow and blossom into something much more. Something capable of handling the hardships and adversities that life will inevitably throw your way. Otherwise you will greatly lack the necessary skills and character and mentality to deal with these inevitable hardships. You will crumble and fall at every hurdle. If you don’t seek to develop yourself every problem will swallow you whole and spit you back out. You will feel helpless. You don’t want that. Nobody wants that.

So add more to your album of life. Create a memorable life that is vibrant and full of love and rich with experiences. Leave your comfort zone. Again and again and again.

Thank you for reading.


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