Yesterday, I came across a post related to comfort zone. A question raised in my mind that, Is it really a comfort, doing the routine work, anticipated schedule, meeting same people daily, leading you to become lazy, resistant, irresponsible and unproductive. Following are the experiences which majority of us face in our lives;
1. Self-limiting belief:
Once I was nominated for speech in an auditorium of around 1500 people. I was anxious that I am good at writing an essay but speech is not my personality trait. What was the result? A complete disaster. I left the stage within one minute of commencement. It was my comfort zone which I need to come out to deliver that speech. But I had the self limiting belief that its not in my DNA to be a good speaker.
2. Distraction masters:
You can’t do it. You are doing good. What is the need to take more headache when you are doing good here. These are the common sentences which we use to listen. Don’t you? They are the people who are master in distracting you. Apparently they don’t have any influence on our conscious mind, but they are giving a message to our subconscious mind that don’t try anything new. Don’t accept any opportunity. Do what you are doing and the result is we create a line around our thoughts and put a check mark on income and the result is ending up an average life.
3. Time constraint:
I don’t have time to do try anything new. My job and personal life is tough. I don’t know how people get time for other activities. Sounds familiar? Its easy to wake up and spend scrolling the social media for hours but tough to do some productive activity, because it takes commitment, self-discipline and more concentration. And the outcome is similar to the majority of the people.
4. Following crowds:
It takes courage to try something new. And we are happy to be following someone else. We always follow the footsteps of particular achiever in any field, completely ignoring the failures in that field. Following your intuition needs guts, following others keeps you in comfort zone.
5. Fear change:
The biggest threat to anyone, including you and me, is challenging the status quo. We love to be where we are and what are our responsibilities. The moment we are challenged to deviate from current status. Immediately, we are uncomfortable and do our best efforts to bring it back to the status quo rather then accepting change effectively.
6. Declining responsibility:
I am happy where I am? Why? Because I am comfortable in doing what is my routine? I know the starting and ending point. New posts leads to more responsibility and I am settled here. And its not my own organisation to do more. Convenient excuse. Isn’t ? But with responsibility we gain more experience and learnings which make us more competitive and demanding.
Which one of you face the above challenges? And how did you overcome it? Do share your experience in comments box.