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What's Your Comfort Zone Success Level?

What's Your Comfort Zone Success Level?

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Ever noticed how often we talk about the "comfort zone" when it comes to personal and professional growth?

Well, your comfort zone is that cozy little bubble where everything feels safe, predictable, and well, comfortable. It’s where your everyday behaviors and routines live, and it keeps you feeling secure.

But did you know that within this comfy zone, there's something called a "comfort zone success level"?

It's basically how far you think you can go without feeling stressed or too challenged… or freak out!

This blog post is all about what that means for your growth and how you can stretch that zone to achieve the success you’ve been dreaming of.

What Exactly is a Comfort Zone Success Level?

Think of your comfort zone success level as the highest you think you can climb without really shaking things up or feeling too uneasy. It's playing it safe but still doing okay. You’re competent, and things are rolling along smoothly, but you’re not really pushing any boundaries.

Staying in this zone means you might miss out on some big opportunities, like snagging that promotion or really going for it in your personal life.

For instance, you might keep to tasks you know you can handle at work, steering clear of the bigger challenges that could really show what you’re made of. Or maybe you’re not pushing yourself in your hobbies or relationships because stepping up feels a bit too risky.

Why Do We Stick to the Comfort Zone?

Our brains and bodies love predictability and security—it's comforting to know exactly what to expect. But if we never push past these boundaries, we stop learning and growing. We literally stop our brains from developing new capabilities.

Consciously, you might be taking all the right steps towards change. You show up, do the work, and tell yourself you're ready for something different. However, living and acting from the head alone—without integrating your body and nervous system—means you might still be operating on autopilot.

The subconscious has a powerful grip, often steering us back towards what it perceives as 'safe,' even if it’s counterproductive to our growth and happiness.

Are You Stuck in the Same Cycle?

If you find yourself facing the same challenges repeatedly or if you feel blocked just as things start to improve, your nervous system might be going back to its old, familiar settings. This is not about willpower but about expanding your window of tolerance.

If you don't push past your comfort zone success level, here's what you might be missing:

  • Professional Growth: Like taking on new responsibilities or learning skills that could skyrocket your career.

  • Personal Development: The kind that comes from facing and overcoming fears.

  • Deeper Relationships: These require vulnerability and stepping into emotionally unknown territory.

  • Creativity and Innovation: Often sparked by new experiences and challenges.

How to Expand Your Comfort Zone

1. Recognize your patterns: Pay attention to when you start feeling uncomfortable with success or happiness. What thoughts or fears come up? Acknowledging these feelings is the first step towards changing them.

2. Do the Work Before the Exit: This means engaging with your goals and plans without focusing solely on the outcome. It’s about the process, the day-to-day shifts you make in your thinking and actions. Allow yourself to experience each step, understanding that each one is a part of your growth.

3. Check-In With Your Body: Much of our trauma and stress responses are stored in the body. Regularly practicing mindfulness or body awareness exercises can help you connect with bodily sensations and begin to recognize your body's signals before they escalate into full-blown emotional reactions.

4. Set Stretch Goals: These are goals that are just out of reach but not impossible. They should challenge you enough to stretch your comfort zone without breaking it.

5. Dream BIG: Give yourself permission to exceed your previous limits. This might feel uncomfortable at first, but with practice, you’ll be expanding your comfort zone. Visualize yourself enjoying success and stability. What does it look like? How does it feel?

6. Routine Small Challenges: Regularly do small things that make you slightly uncomfortable. Maybe start a chat with a stranger if you're shy, or try a new sport that looks intimidating.

7. Get Support: Find people who encourage you to grow. Whether it’s mentors, friends, or colleagues, their support can boost your confidence as you step beyond your usual limits.

As you can see, breaking out of your comfort zone is not about pushing yourself into discomfort but rather gently allowing yourself to accept more joy, success, and stability in your life.

It involves integrating the mind and the body, understanding your limits, and slowly pushing the boundaries of those limits in a healthy, sustainable way.

With patience and persistence, you can recalibrate your nervous system to not just accept but welcome the good things life has to offer.

Start small, be consistent, and gradually expand your comfort zone, making what was once uncomfortable, a part of your new, larger comfort zone.

This journey not only leads to more success but also to a more exciting and fulfilling life.

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Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.

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