A comfort zone is defined as “a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress” (Google). Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone, done something that had a “what if” next to it? I believe that it is important to step out of your comfort zone, for you will be able to; gain more self-confidence, explore more opportunities, and progress your maturity. These traits are necessities throughout working world.
By stepping out of your comfort zone you will be able to gain more self-confidence. Many people who have trouble with self-confidence tell themselves that bad things will happen if they do something different. They don’t like the unknown, for example, they would rather not wear a fancy dress compared to their regular sweatshirt and jeans, because they don’t know how people will react, whether or not the reaction would be positive or negative. But they don’t know until they try. I mean what could happen? Somebody doesn’t react or they say they liked your dress wore from before? It is the benefits that outweigh the negatives, someone could say that they really liked the change. And by getting positive feedback, can make their day, it will increase their self-confidence. Self-confidence is an issue in many lives today, but stepping out of the comfort zone can increase self-confidence immensely.
How would you feel, doing the same thing every day without change? Some might go insane, but others might like it. They like the scheduled life, doing everything that they were planning without any surprises. But it is good to do something different, something out of the ordinary. For example, rather than going to sleep in your warm cozy bed, go camp outside in a tent. You know what it feels like to sleep in your bed, but you don’t know what it is like camping outside. By doing something as simple as this you can wake up the next day saying you liked it or didn’t, if you like it great, if not you don’t have to do it again. But in order to be able to do something different you have to step out of your comfort zone, it will allow you to learn more about yourself, what you like v.s. what you dislike.
As we all know, maturity is gained throughout your lifetime, and that maturity is a form of wisdom. When you are younger you constantly have to rely on your parents when it came to; making doctor (dentist, eye doctor) appointments, buying groceries, driving etc. As children, we leave those types of jobs to them. Eventually, it will the time to “grow up”, where you begin to take over those jobs. You become more mature, by broadening your responsibilities. Some may think that making a doctors appointment isn’t a big deal, but for others, it means the end of the world, they don’t like the change. Which is why it is important for them to step out of their comfort zone and they will eventually adapt to their new responsibilities.
Everyone’s comfort zones are different. There are many who confine themselves in their comfort zones. But by doing that they prevent themselves from increasing self-confidence, embracing opportunities, and limiting their maturity. Which is why they must be introduced to different situations so that they can decide how they act and eventually become more independent and more self-reliant. I believe that it is important to step out of your comfort zone.Tags: Okemos High School