My partner, Comfort Zone, whom I earlier referred to as an associate in progress, has suddenly turned out to be my worst enemy.
Apart from threatening and preventing me from achieving more, it also keeps telling me I don’t need to struggle any further because I seem to have achieved a lot. I can barely remember the last time I celebrated successes and worthwhile achievements. It is even an understatement to say the relationship Comfort Zone and I are into isn’t toxic.
Whereas my other colleagues are not satisfied with what they have achieved and desire more, I seem to have lost sight and vision of everything. I hope you will not be surprised if I tell you that the accomplishments, breakthroughs and victories I keep priding myself in are what people have celebrated in the past. I would rather say those accomplishments, breakthroughs and victories are useless and stale.
Arising from the above, I would want you to use your power, influence and authority to expedite action on this and get us separated so we can go our different ways.
We, at one time or the other, have been guilty of marrying ourselves to Mr or Mrs comfort zone. Without mincing words, I know for sure that we are aware that Comfort Zone is anything which hinders one from achieving success. Comfort zone could be a situation, relationship or plan which prevents one from achieving more. It allows one to have a feeling of safety and security when danger is looming or lurking around the corner. This feeling of safety or security, in the long run, turns out to be a false and unreliable one.
In another perspective, a comfort zone is a mental state or a condition of the mind in which certain things appear similar or familiar to a person. This causes the individual to be at ease and in control of their own activities. Situations like these make one experience low levels of stress and anxiety. Another name you may want to call comfort zone is lukewarmness or intentional stagnation. This is because it fixes someone on a single spot. Hence, there is no movement either to the forward or the backward lane.
Now, achieving success should be a progressive thing, but many people see it as a one-sided approach. This is why when they succeed in a little thing, the whole world is called to celebrate it. This is not minding the fact that there are innumerable people who have achieved more in the past. You might want to ask me this question: Why is it dangerous to stay within the comfort zone?
It is dangerous in several ways to stay and remain in the comfort zone for a myriad of reasons. I have listed some few ones below:
• Comfort Zone prevents an individual from discovering his or her passion.
• In addition, comfort zone prevents the accomplishment of set goals.
• Furthermore, Comfort Zone prevents growth since one is scared to try new methods and principles. This leads to a clash between the fixed and the growth mindset.
• Another reason why comfort zone is dangerous is that it reduces an individual’s level of confidence since the individual doesn’t want to face hard times and take steps to solve them.
Trust me, there are other reasons why staying within the comfort zone is dangerous, but I would want us to focus on the best ways to overcome them which are:
• Avoid procrastination.
• Meet and network with people who have achieved more than you do.
• Have a do it now and do it fast attitude.
• Be willing and prepared at all times to learn.
Conclusively, keep taking steps no matter how little and also celebrate your little wins. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step.
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza