The Comfort Zone

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The Comfort Zone – A place where most people sooner or later find themselves settling into. Whether it be settling into a job, a relationship or a way of life. The comfort zone is beneficial and a necessity for us. However, it is also something that can greatly hinder growth.

The comfort zone is necessary for people because in a world full of stress and struggle, we all need comfort. We all need a place where we can escape life for a little, rest and feel satisfied. Unfortunately with humans being creatures of habit, much of today’s society falls too deeply into their comfort zones.

When resting in a comfort zone becomes too much of a habit, we become stagnant. Our desire for growth diminishes. We start to become satisfied with what we have rather than striving to achieve what we want.

Many people, from my experience, constantly complain about their struggles with work. Either they work too much, get paid too little or any combination of the two.

Again, in my experience, it is these same people who after work and during the weekend choose to waste time relaxing or enjoying themselves rather than working to better their situation. During their only free time they make no effort to better their position. They choose week after week to fall into their comfort zones and ignore the reality that they are in.

Don’t get me wrong, relaxing after work and on the weekends is well-deserved. However, if you aren’t satisfied with the current situation of your life, you’re the only one who can better your situation. If you are wasting all your free time relaxing instead of working to improve your situation, you’re to blame for your current position.

Comfort zones are easy routes to satisfaction but satisfaction is only temporary. It is the reward after a struggle that truly satisfies us. Remember, strength grows from resistance and struggle. If you are not satisfied with your life right now, break out of your comfort zone and start chasing the things you want. Set a goal, make a plan and work hard. You may be surprised to the greatness you can achieve.