You know what awaits you at work today and are certain that you can complete your tasks in routine fashion as usual. After all, the processes and subjects are very familiar to you. If this is true for you, then you are in the classic comfort zone, in which you are spared any surprises but also cannot expect to experience anything new, refreshing or exciting.
Leave your comfort zone – it’s worth it
Would you like to make a difference? Then leave your comfort zone and break out of your routines and habits. How can you achieve this? The best way is to take small but consistent steps. Our video provides some surprisingly practical tips.
Leaving your accustomed path
The danger of being in your comfort zone is that you will get stuck in a routine, which might even prevent change from occurring. Anyone who wants to develop must leave their accustomed habitat from time to time. This will probably provoke fear in you: you will wonder whether you can manage the new undertaking, whether you will fail or experience rejection, and whether the effort of leaving your accustomed path is even worthwhile.
Use uncertainty to develop something new
Remind yourself what you can achieve if you move out of your comfort zone and into the learning zone:
- You will have new experiences
- You will actively contribute to change processes
- You will discover new strengths in yourself
- You will overcome limits
- You will stop orienting yourself only on the status quo
- You will take a big step forwards
Of course your first steps outside your comfort zone will be full of uncertainty and doubt. Establish clearly what you want to achieve, set goals and imagine what could happen in the best-case and worst-case scenarios if you were to do something differently. It’s worth it. Our video shows what to do in small, practical steps.