Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone, I Promise It's Worth It
Start writing a post

Do you remember the last time you spent way too many days at home, without anything out of the ordinary happening? Were you bored? Did you deny invitations to go out with your friends or even turn down activities that involved potentially meeting new people?

I know I've experienced this.

But, why? Why did I continue this? I was "iffy" about leaving the space I was familiar with. I was lazy to try something new. If I didn't know it, I didn't want it.

This type of energy transcended into far more than just what I did during my free time. It transcended into all aspects of my life. I noticed that I wasn't shooting high enough because of fear of failing. I wasn't going out of my way to meet new people because there was nothing familiar about the environment.

I recognized this trend growing. I did everything to an extent and that extent was the edge of my comfort zone.

The moment I realized just how many opportunities I was letting slip by I made a move. I said, "no more" to sticking to what I knew. If I didn't have a problem traveling to new countries and experiencing new cultures, why was I limiting myself to personal and professional development?

When this year started, I made a promise to myself. That promise was to forget what others may think and shoot for the stars. I decided to run for an executive position in a very active and large club on campus. A position I never thought I would get because of the number of people involved and the amount of public speaking I would have to do. I was scared to speak up in the classroom when I knew the answers because of fear of being incorrect and judged. I was intimidated by the interview process for my dream internship and almost talked myself out of applying. Three things that were once all outside my comfort zone.

Today, January 30th, 2019, I can say that because I had a little pep talk with myself and a whole lot of self-realization, I went full force ahead and have seen tremendous growth within myself. I earned a position on the executive board for a club that changed my life. I grew confidence in my thought process and speaking in front of a classroom. I even made it all the way to the finalist round for my absolute dream internship round. Three things I never could have imagined happening if I had stayed back in my comfort zone.

With this, I want to urge each one of you to try something new. To set goals higher than what you think you can achieve because at the end of the day the only thing stopping you is your mentality. If you tell yourself it can't happen, it probably won't happen.

Take every opportunity you can to experience new activities, to meet new people. Life is too short to just stay at home. Step out on the court and play! Life is full of new opportunities.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Top 10 'Sex and the City' Episodes You Need To Revisit Before The New Series

In anticipation for the upcoming series, "And Just Like That," here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.


"Sex and the City" has become quite the franchise since its premiere in the late nineties. The series lasted six seasons and even produced two films. Fans of the show were anxiously awaiting a revival, even if their hopes seemed futile. Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha Jones, recently spoke out saying she would not return to the show. Cattrall explained that she was never friends with her co-stars and even had a difficult relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker.

In the wake of Cattrall's revelation, rumors swirled the series would come back without her. On January 10, a new teaser was posted on social media for the new series, "And Just Like That." Now that a revival is officially confirmed, here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

My New Tattoo Reminds Me To Love Everyone With Intention—And Yes, That Includes Myself

I've realized that love has almost nothing to do with agreeing and almost everything to do with grace.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I'm a big believer that everyone has a story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments