Comfort Zone

Sometimes we need to step outside of our comfort zone. It’s really the only way we grow.

I was noticing the vegetation around me and how some trees and plants grow up…if they are surrounded by other trees, they grow taller, but never branch out very far. Yet the same tree growing where it has room, will become full with many branches as it grows tall.

Animals in captivity will not grow as strong and large as their free counterparts. They are hampered by their surroundings.

We are no different. 

If we close ourselves in, we will never grow. We will continue on the same path to nowhere.

We must let our walls down for new experiences. We cannot stay in the same mindset and expect different.

Step out of where you’re comfortable and see how you grow and adapt. 

Often we think that we can’t, but really it is that we don’t HAVE to do whatever it is. 

When we don’t have the option of failing, we will surely rise to incredible heights.

We can do it. 

We are enough.

We just need some breathing room.

5 thoughts on “Comfort Zone

  1. This is so accurate. Funny thing is I used to pride myself on never staying in a comfort zone. I was willing to travel anywhere, willing to try new foods, try new experiences. But I realized in the last year I have my own comfort zone. I wanted to move away but I let my parents talk me out of it. At least that’s what I told myself until recently. Staying here is a comfort zone for me. Moving would force me to get out and meet people and learn to socialize more which I know I need.


    1. You don’t have to move to get out of your comfort zone. Change up your routine. It doesn’t have to be something drastic, but you can start small. And small steps are the best. Make up your mind you are going to do one thing different each week. Volunteer your time to read to kids at school or at a daycare center. Go to a club or organization that you might have a closet interest in…start a blog or journaling. Submit a letter to the editor or write an article to publish on LinkedIn. Do something you would like to do but have never had the courage to do. When you take that first step, the next one is just a little bit easier. You can make small adjustments that have huge changes. In the process, you will meet new people. You will socialize more. You will spread your branches and expand your abilities; you will grow.


  2. You make it sound so easy to make small adjustments. I have done so over the past few weeks but still, find it so easy to sink back into old isolating habits. Thanks for the encouragement.


    1. They are habits and they have been your companion for so long…you need new companions. Sometimes we have to make a conscious effort to change our habits. It’s not easy. It is always a struggle.


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