We are always hearing that we need to ‘step out of our comfort zones.’ My question is, WHY? I do believe in stretching myself, but I think that comfort zones exist for a reason.
I know that some may think, ‘if we don’t step out of our comfort zones, then nothing gets changed,’ but that is not what I’m saying. Of course we need to build awareness and work hard to help those in need to promote change, but can’t we do that within our comfort zones?
I do my best when I am working within my comfort zone. Is it always easy? No!, but it is where I do my best work. We all have such diverse gifts, when we discover and use our gifts, we do our best work. And, thankfully, there are others who compliment us with their gifts.
Sounds a bit cryptic? Let me clarify…..I was at a meeting yesterday with a room filled with great thinkers. My ego kept telling me that I should contribute to the conversation, but nothing brilliant was popping into my head. After I stopped stressing about what I could add to the conversation, I began to realize that this group were the theoretical dreamers and I was a make-it-happen doer.
My comfort zone is where I do my best work, it is where my gifts are realized and utilized. It’s ok to work in my comfort zone……stop with the pressure!