How to Eek Out of Your Comfort Zone...And Succeed

1.) *Influence Healthy Stress Levels*- To have healthy stress levels, you need to had an allotted amount of downtime each day. This has all kinds of benefits, both physically and mentally.

2.) *Just Take That First Step*- For most people, taking the first step is the hardest. Just stepping outside of your predictable pattern will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and you may get a ripple of fear. However, for some those momentary jitters can be accompanied by anticipation, and excitement.

3.) *Let Perfection Lose its Power* - When you step outside of your comfort zone, you begin to take risks. Inevitably with risks comes failures. However, more importantly, with risks comes greatness. Perfectionism robs us of greatness. Doing a job well, and focusing on perfection are two different things. When we set our sights on perfection, we rob ourselves of achieving greatness for the fear of taking risks.

4.) *Creativity is Magnified* - Vulnerability goes hand in hand with creativity. Creativity, in itself, is a type of freedom, and with this freedom you make yourself vulnerable to failure. Stepping outside of your comfort zone and risking this kind of failure can be difficult. But not stepping out of your comfort zone and not allowing yourself to be vulnerable will significantly restrict your creativity and stop you from developing to your full potential and living the life you want most

5.) *Change Becomes Easier*- No matter how much you desire to stay in your comfort zone, life is about change. Inevitably you will be faced and forced to experience an event that shakes your foundation. Many times, when major life transitions and events happen- moving house, change of a job, change in relationship, injury, illness, and the like, you aren’t prepared. In some cases, there’s no way to prepare. You can’t see it coming. If you’re a person who has stepped outside the predictable, risen to the risk and made peace with the unknown, you’re better equipped to handle life’s changes and transitions. Your life experiences transform you and help you to adapt better and adjust to change.

6.) *Your Confidence Grows Rapidly* - What is more uplifting to your personal confidence and self-worth than succeeding at something new? Mastering a skill or developing in some way makes you feel that much more accomplished. You can’t take on a new challenge and benefit from the growth of confidence it gives until you take that step outside of your comfort zone.