22.06.2016 – Day 174
A Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Live There.
The best time to move is when you’re comfortable.
Why? Read the quote.
A comfort zone is a safe spot. You are intimately familiar with it. It’s where we relax, feel safe, and let down our guard.
It’s one of the knowns. in our life. It doesn’t hold surprises. It’s predictable. It doesn’t change. It woos us with its comforting familiarity and predictability. It’s destination status quo!
Spending time in the comfort zone is reassuring because it’s a place where we can just be ourselves and not be challenged to be more, do more, learn more.
But, and you knew there’d be a but, the comfort zone is also like a tight little box around us, preventing us from extending ourselves, preventing us from reaching for something new, stopping us from exploring what is beyond its four walls.
If we want growth, if we want to develop new skills, have new experiences, learn more about more, we cannot stay there. We have to move out.
When I think of the comfort zone, that old saying comes to mind. ‘It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.’