Confidence part three: Get out of your comfort zone


Our comfort zone is our natural state, where most of us clutch to the metaphorical security blankets we should have grown out of. Comfort kills productivity, because without expectations we do the minimum required to get by. We find change daunting, using excuses like “I’m too busy” or “I have no time” – both of which make us stay in our ‘c zone’.

But by pushing our personal boundaries we find smarter ways to work, and build our confidence. It is counter-productive to pretend that fear and uncertainty don’t exist, and learning to live outside your ‘c zone’ prepares you for life changes that force you out of it. It is easier to deal with new and unexpected changes by taking risks in a controlled manner and challenging ourselves to do things we normally wouldn’t. If you’re wanting a change, but don’t want to take leaps and bounds, start with simple things, such as trying…

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