Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that sometimes it is more important to expand our comfort zone rather than step outside of it. It is common to hear people encouraging others to step outside of their comfort zone in an effort to convince them to try new things, meet new people, and open themselves up to new experiences, and that is to be commended. However, oftentimes, those individuals who are convinced to step outside of their comfort zone after a period of time simply end up re-entering their comfort zone and continuing on with their lives as before.
Yet, can you imagine what life would be like if those same individuals were to expand their comfort zone, whether slightly or drastically, and then commit to maintaining that expansion? Consider the new encounters, experiences, and opportunities that they might have, encounters, experiences, and opportunities that they would not likely have come to know had they not taken that leap and expanded their zone of familiarity.