Comfort Zone came to me through facebook in an amazing video that I could not find in english but it is also drawn which I think can help everyone understand it in any language. Click here Comfort Zone to see the video.
The name comfort for me was a bit disturbing, so I started reading more about it and I watched the video a few more times. By watching the video I realised that being in the comfort zone is not something bad, it is just your routines and day to day life, this part rung a bell to me because when we are mums it is quite difficult to get out of this space. Having said that the video explains how to get out of this space, it clearly says by, learning something new, new experiences, traveling and so on, which then finishes by saying that doing any of these things will expand your comfort zone not get rid of it.
Another thing that makes me think about the name was that comfort means good feelings, ease, thus I found another good work about the comfort zone by Charles Burke where he says:
“But here’s a shocking idea: nobody moves because they’re comfortable. And nobody
— NOBODY — moves out of a REAL comfort zone.
Just look around you. Isn’t it true? Most people only move when they’ve become so
uncomfortable they can’t stand the same old spot any longer.
When your “comfort” zone is that uncomfortable, how accurate is the description?
Another word that comes to my mind by reading all of these is conformist which is by definition, “A person who uncritically or habitually conforms to the customs, rules, or styles of a group.” I think this type of person are the ones who can stay without making any difference in life apart from all of us who feel emotions like fear that sometimes if we do not know how to manage it, it could make us be stuck and without energy to go for our dreams.
Here is the meaning of comfort zone, The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk (White 2009, From Comfort Zone to Performance Management).
So after all, I think the key is to take the risk to follow our dreams and expand our comfort zone through looking within ourselves. This is another thing I took from Charles Burke
“Some sage or other once said, “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”
He’s not inciting us to commit murder. He’s telling us to stop looking for the truth in
somebody else. Real meaning – we must kill that urge within ourselves that looks to
others for power. We must realize that all power is within ourselves.”
Give these some thoughts and then let me know how you will expand your comfort zone.
I have just found the video in english, so click in this one Comfort zone. Remember this video is something I found and I want to share with you, the company that made it is called Inknwoation.
Thank you and Love