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Comfort Zone

Knowledge Building:

Situations that can make people feel physically, mentally or emotionally uncomfortable.

To identify your comfort zone… focus on the physiological responses that are connected with your thoughts. Here are some examples: elevated heart rate, body temperature, or blood pressure, sweating, anxious, jittery, or panicky.  

Do you ever find yourself seeking what’s safe, comfortable, or easy? Are you experiencing stress, exhaustion, and/or feeling like you’re in survival mode?  Let’s explore some strategies to help you intentionally expand your comfort zone and unlock new opportunities for your growth and success.

Strategy 1: Gradual Exposure

Level up your performance by seeking new or challenging situations which align with your purpose and core values. Start with small steps outside your comfort zone and gradually increase the level of difficulty. By taking incremental steps, you build confidence and resilience, making it easier to tackle larger challenges in the future.

Strategy 2: Set Realistic Goals

Set clear and realistic goals for expanding your comfort zone. Break down larger goals into smaller, achievable steps, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Celebrate each milestone along the way, reinforcing your progress and motivating yourself to continue pushing beyond your limits.

Strategy 3: Cultivate Positive Mindset

Cultivate a positive mindset by establishing positive affirmations and challenging negative thoughts. Replace self-doubt and uncertainty with confidence and optimism. Surround yourself with a supportive network of peers, mentors, or coaches who can provide encouragement and guidance as you navigate outside your comfort zone.

Remember, true growth occurs when you intentionally step outside your comfort zone and embrace new challenges with courage and determination.

Activity

Reflect on your comfort zones (activities, context, people, skills, duties) and answer the following questions:

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment:(Required)
Rate your current ability to expand your comfort zone 1-5 (5 highest).

Challenge

Lead a comfort zone visualization exercise with your team. Help them discover what is holding them back from pushing out of their comfort zones and achieving real progress towards fulfilling their purpose, goals, and dreams?