Why It’s Important To Push Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone
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Why It’s Important To Push Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Adopting a FOMO for life.

Why It’s Important To
Push Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Stepping out into the unknown is hard for most of us. Why venture into places where uncertainty is prevalent and there are no guarantees? Why can’t we stay the same forever?

We establish our comfort zone in various ways: through the familiarity of our family and friends, our job, our interests, likes and dislikes. A basic understanding of what we are comfortable with through life experiences, knowledge we have collected about ourselves and the world around us allow us to create a bubble full of things we normalize and personalize. We keep things simple, non-stressful and routine in order to create stabilization in an unstable universe and to control the uncontrollable.

However, we fail to see the greater opportunities at our fingertips. Our potential becomes yielded and static. Taking risks and putting ourselves in unfamiliar waters can help us grow. Our minds are opened up, and we allow ourselves to be susceptible to failure.

Once you make that first step (trying a new food, watching that TV show that you dismissed at first sight or even applying for a job that you don’t think you’re completely qualified for) can open yourself up to further self-discovery and fresh ways to look at the world. Just simply saying yes to something you wouldn't normally do can help.

Adopt a FOMO for life. What are you missing out on in the world? What experiences can you easily have by just stepping a little farther out of your comfort zone?

Take that leap of faith that you have been debating. It might not be as bad or scary as you imagined.

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