“Comfort is a drug. Once you get used to it, it becomes addicting. Give a weak person consistent stimulation, good food, cheap entertainment, and they’ll throw their ambitions right out the window. The Comfort zone is where dreams go and die.”
This quote rings true today with the internet and all the mind-numbing garbage.
From personal experience, some of the best scenarios that have come my way in life have come from willingly putting myself in an uncomfortable position.
If you want to improve yourself in any endeavor, I think it’s safe to say you must step outside your comfort zone.
Change can often be uncomfortable because of the unfamiliar.
When I graduated college and was an analyst for six years, I had to step out of my comfort zone to leave corporate America.
Stepping in the ring for the first time was out of my comfort zone.
Running the vegan protein powder brand I started www.themilitantvegan.com takes me out of my comfort zone.
What got me to move out of my comfort zone was the discomfort I felt about not pursuing my passions, and I knew I wouldn’t be happy until I followed them.
This process didn’t happen overnight and has not been an easy journey.
I can say it has been exciting to pursue my dream. I have been physically, financially, and mentally rewarded as a result.
I believe nothing in life that is worthwhile comes easy.
If you have the opportunity in your life to step outside of your box, I encourage you to do so.
Facing the challenge and being uncomfortable is what makes you stronger.