Step out of your comfort zone – Video

   This comfort zone is our biggest weakness from my point of view because this is what stops us from going after our dreams. But the funny thing is that dreams are something we don’t have right now so it’s something we’re not used to so it’s out of our comfort zone. Basically, to get somewhere we need to act like we’re already there so we can have the strength required get through the journey. So we want to be in an uncomfortable place (since that’s what a dream is), but we don’t want to do the uncomfortable things to get there because of our homeostasis (which is the fancy biological word for comfort zone).

   It is a challenge. How can we go against our basic human nature? Is it even possible? Well, I think it is because we see many people doing it and the for them is to use words to express whatever they did to overcome that basic human nature, which it is not always the most proper way to transmit a feeling. I believe it is all about the balance between the desire to get somewhere and the homeostasis (manifested through fears). When that balance is tilted more towards the desire, we can find ways to push through that anxiety caused by the homeostasis. When it’s tilted more towards the anxiety and homeostasis, we won’t find the required weapons to fight it. It’s a constant battle and each side tries to gather as much strength as it can (we know that fear always does that).

   I’ve found the below video where some of the most well-known people talk about how the most uncomfortable situations they’ve been in turned out to be some of their greatest successes.

   I resonate very much with the YouTuber Peter McKinnon because I also consider most of my work to be sh*t because it’s not up to my self-established standards, but I still release it out there in the world because through the feedback I receive and through practice I can get better at it. Which one of the stories above you resonate the most with?

17 thoughts on “Step out of your comfort zone – Video

      1. I like the mindset of turning down invitations to things that don’t contribute to growth and enlisting someone to keep you accountable. I also like how doing so brings opportunities for the growth you are seeking.

      2. Awesome! Not many people have the courage to do it! Have you always focused on self-growth and self-development?

      3. Before the age of 20, all I lived for was to excel in everything I did in order to make my dad proud of me. After 20, my focus was on competing with myself instead of competing with others in order to become a better person as opposed to being a better performer. Since then, becoming a better performer has been a side effect of my work toward becoming my greatest version.

  1. It is often nigh impossible to recognise our own slothlike comfort when we are on our own. It’s when we can see or feel that our personal comfort zone actually can make it uncomfortable for others. Thus the necessity (or ideal requirement) for a partnership or relationship with someone who complements rather than clashes with the self.

    1. Well, when we’re on our own we have no one to compare ourselves with which is easier to do than comparing to ourselves from a past perspective or from a future perspective.

      1. If you keep reflecting on the past or projecting to the future, there’s nothing in the present to which you have any power.

  2. Well, seeing as how my story is like no other, I cannot relate to any other… I left my comfort zone the day I were born and never looked back… 🙂

    Oh, the yesterdays are over my shoulder
    So I can’t look back for too long
    There’s just too much to see waiting in front of me
    And I know that I just can’t go wrong
    With these changes in attitudes
    Nothing remains quite the same. (Jimmy Buffet)

      1. Not really anxious, but excited about the fact that I woke up on the green side of the grass (not under it) and able to do things, live life… 🙂

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