We all have a comfort zone. The place where you feel safe and at ease in a method that requires little effort to get things done. Some may also say that sticking to your comfort zone stops you from achieving great things.
That’s why we’re here to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone, both in life and in business, with these easy tips.
Who knows what’s waiting for you.
Reach out to someone who inspires you
It’s impossible to expand your social and business networks if you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone. Consider this a challenge to reach out to someone who inspires you or someone who’s work you admire. This may be a mentor-like figure, but it doesn’t need to be.
The task is to simply reach out.
Talk to people whose business opinions differ from your own
A great way to delve outside of your comfort zone is to talk to people whose business opinions differ from your own. When you consider other points of view you are generally forced to get a little uncomfortable – but this is a good thing! It’s also the moment when personal growth occurs, so please don’t be scared.
Read a non-fiction book
When is the last time you read something other than a novel? If you’re having trouble remembering, then this point is for you.
By continuously pushing the boundaries of learning, you’re actually pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. So, don’t hesitate – there’s a vast selection of business books calling your name at your local library.
Say yes to opportunities
Get used to having the word ‘yes’ in your vocabulary. The more you say yes to new opportunities the more opportunities you’ll end up having. And what could be better for business than that? Don’t close yourself off by continuously declining offers.
Think about your life long dreams
Finally, always give yourself permission to dream big and long-term. Visualising what we want to achieve and actually seeing ourselves succeeding is a key step in getting out of your comfort zone.
After all, you won’t achieve anything if you don’t take the first step.
How do you plan on stepping out of your comfort zone? Tell us about your experiences in the comment section.