Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zones Into the Unknown

A lot of us struggle when it comes to leaving our comfort zones. It is often times the unknown that we fear when we don’t know what to expect. As a result, our lives can become stagnant and we must remember that if there is something that we are unhappy with or we desire things to be different, we have to initiate that change from within ourselves.

Many business leaders, as we know, are willing to take risks and go the extra mile. I don’t think many of them would be where they are today if not for their willingness to step out of their comfort zones. I have to admit that it is not easy and I, myself, have a problem with leaving a comfortable position. I do realize, however, that a lot of successful people have to trade comfort with uneasiness at some point in their careers to seek improvement in their lives.

Some people complain about their unsatisfactory jobs or businesses. Instead of wasting time complaining, why not do something about it? Go back to school, relocate or do whatever it takes to get to where you want to be. The first step towards change is often times scary especially when dealing with the reality that stepping out of our comfort zones can involve lots of money, career change, loneliness, etc. Our efforts, however, will pay off when we are finally rewarded with the things that we originally left our comfort zones for. That is why we need to shift our focus to the big picture instead of the momentary obstacles.

This article from entrepreneur.com provides some tips to help us step out of our comfort zones.  

— Nadiah Johari