A comfort zone in relation to personal growth is when you look at the current opportunities you have as the best, and you stop seeing past the current zone. It shortly means that you have decided to stay in the current state without intentions to grow further. Even if there is an intention to grow further, one is reluctant to do what it takes and just sits on the current state without “opening the eyes”. Stagnating in one stage in life is a very bad state, and you need to work on that and see how you can start growing to other stages in life. Self-progression stops the moment you decide to stay in one stage. Here are some of the methods you can apply to move to the next level.
Start by Identifying Your Growth Goal
Not having a goal in life will make you comfortable in the current state and therefore you will not progress. This goal needs to be challenging so that you can up your game and start progressing in life. Therefore, you have to be tactical in how you choose your life goals and make sure they are progressive, not retrogressive. If a goal is aligned towards taking you back in life, it is a very bad situation because it works directly against personal goals. Goals that are progressive will make you think productively, and therefore you will not dwell in the comfort zone since you want to move on in life.
Have a Written Plan
Just as the saying goes, not having a plan is planning to fail. A written plan is better since you will always refer to it. It is better if you write it on a piece of paper and place it on your office desk. This is because every morning you look at that plan you will ask yourself if you are headed in the right direction. You will have a better-focused mentality every day, and it keeps you going. You will often pause and ask if you are working in alignment with your goal. Additionally, the plan should have timelines that you must adhere to strictly. If you are behind the schedule, you must plan accordingly and catch up.
Surround Yourself with People Who Have Achieved More Than You
These should be your mentors. Therefore, don’t go for people you are at the same level with. You have to be challenged to have the power. Therefore, go for those who you see as successful people in the society. Act like they act and do what they are doing. If you surround yourself with friends you are better than or those that are the same level with you, you will not see the urgency of working harder. Every day ask yourself if what you are doing will get you to where your mentor is in life.
The sooner you realise your comfort zone, the better. The moment you realise you need to progress, follow these tips and move faster. Wake up today and get out of your comfort zone, it’s never too late though it is getting late!