From the day I started sharing my ideas behind this blog, I saw people looking at me with puzzled faces. I quickly realized that except for the quote Life begins at the end of the Comfort Zone, the general understanding of the Comfort Zone concept is surprisingly narrow. This is our starting point.
Defining the Comfort Zone
I believe that in order to understand the mechanisms underneath beliefs, behaviors, and habits and ultimately our lives, we must first understand what the Comfort Zone is all about. What does Comfort Zone mean, and what do we really know? It sounds simple, but every time I don’t know something, I just Google it.
Google defines the Comfort Zone as a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress. Wikipedia broadens the definition by stating that the Comfort Zone is a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person, and they are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress. In this zone, a steady degree of performance is possible.
My point of view
1 – I believe that life begins inside our Comfort Zone. We have the power to reshape our lives, and it’s time to shake things up and make things happen!
2 – One size doesn’t fit all. Each of us has a uniquely personal way to translate the Comfort Zone concept in his or her life based on one’s own experience. Although such things can be inspiring, we don’t need to climb a mountain, bike around the world or run a marathon to talk about the Comfort Zone.
3 – Life happens every day, and every situation – in our personal and professional lives – is a matter of Comfort Zone.