In previous articles, we have talked about how to get out of your comfort zone, as well as some of the most important skills you need to have as a teenager. However, there is a chance that you are asking yourself right now: Why should I get out of my comfort zone? What is the advantage of getting out of your comfort zone? Why should I get out of my safe zone, my safe space to face the unknown? And that’s a completely valid question. However, here are some reasons why you should consider leaving your comfort zone. This way you can start taking the initiative.
You’ll find out more about yourself.
It sounds repetitive and cliché, but it really is one of the greatest truths. It’s amazing how much you can learn about yourself when you start to explore areas and possibilities you hadn’t considered. When we decided to go after some goal we didn’t think we could achieve, we began to awaken skills we had dormant. In every human being there are many skills and abilities that are waiting for you to use them, but for that you have to go out of your comfort zone. Only exceptional situations demand the best of us. And that’s when we discover that we can do much more than we thought. Moving out of your comfort zone opens up a whole new woarld to you.
You’ll have more confidence in yourself.
When you discover that the only thing you were missing was a decision and that in reality, you are capable of doing many more things than you thought, immediately your self-confidence increases and you begin to realize everything you were initially afraid of. If you stop thinking so much and rather act, sooner or later you realize that in truth, you can go much further than you imagined. And you will feel more appreciated for who you are.
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You’ll lose some of your fears.
The greatest fears are born from the lack of decision and from not taking new paths. Fear creates its own vicious circle: since you are afraid, then you don’t try and stay where you are. And because you don’t try, the fear keeps growing. Most, if not all, of the time, just acting eliminates fear. Usually, the fear disappears as you begin to move out of your comfort zone. The only difficult thing is to get started; if you do, you will notice how many of those big fears disappear.
You’ll feel your life getting better.
Daring to do something new gives your life a sense of adventure and challenge. Routines lead to a very flat sensibility, where everything is predictable and therefore often boring. Change allows you to better enjoy the unexpected. You will experience emotions as different as surprise, curiosity and the desire to discover.
It will increase your ability and your intelligence.
Even great intelligences are lost when they are not offered permanent stimuli. Intelligence is like a muscle, which needs to be exercised to function well. Routine atrophies your intellectual capacities.
The same goes for creativity. Only new situations provoke new responses and new solutions. Going out of your comfort zone is giving your creativity and intelligence a chance to manifest themselves.
These reasons should be more than enough for you to consider starting to move out of your comfort zone. It’s a little complicated to do, but as you can see, it’s something worth doing. The next time you ask yourself why is it important to get out of my comfort zone? just remember what you read in this article and you will get a better perspective on your own life.
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