Do you recall the feeling you get before embarking on a new adventure?
You may have felt a sudden feeling of apprehension that something is amiss or may have gotten excited, depending on your personality – to allow yourself to learn something new.
Did you know stepping outside your comfort zone may open new opportunities as well as challenges to pursue? You will discover new talents and strengths you thought you never had.
“Last year, at the young age of 49, I sat down in front of my computer and started this blog. I felt as if someone else took over my body because I didn’t talk about blogging to my family or anyone else for that matter. I sensed thereafter, there was a strong desire in my soul to write and share my thoughts”.
It will provide you with an entirely fresh perspective on life, as you meet new people, who bring their set of experiences to the relationship.
The possibilities are endless when you discover your new talents as you step outside your comfort zone.
You will look back one day and smile knowing it wasn’t all that uncomfortable.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
51 thoughts on “Step Outside Your Comfort Zone”
Absolutely correct unless we will try new things how do we learn them? And that will also improve our elasticity
Absolutely! That’s what life is about.
Love this, thank you! <3 <3 I just completed a Soul-Centered Coaching weekend – starting to do forgiveness coaching. So this is great timing. Blessings to you (and I love the Emerson quote)
AT 50 I Started this blog; became faithful to it in December. Wish I didn’t tell Friends because apparently only 3 people in my group read it. So happy WordPress has writers and readers; you all let me know daily that I am on the right track. Thank you.
I know the feeling. Glad you decided to take the plunge on WordPress. I noticed you have Bronx in your title – is that where you’re from? I was raised in da Bronx.
Da South Bronx, is where I’m from. Yes. The beyond borders part, was my hope. Now I speak to writers from all over the world. So there is something to writing down your dreams. Best of luck to you.
Thank you and best of luck to you as well. Glad we crossed paths.
Yes, and we will intersect again. We are representing a changing image of the BRonx. LOL
I can still get a little overwhelmed when I need to step out of my comfort zone, but I remind myself I’ve done it before. If it’s a new skill I need I turn to YouTube for tutorials! Such a great free resource!
I’m preparing to start a brand new phase of my life. Alone. Possibly in a new city, depending on where I get a job. I’ve been living with my daughter and grandchildren for a few years when the youngest was rediagnosed with cancer and my marriage fell apart.
This will be the first time I’ll be living alone since I was in my early twenties! I know I can do it but it will still take some getting used to!
Have faith Tamara that it will all work out for you. To a beautiful new chapter in your life filled with love, happiness and lots of great experiences.
Yes! When we step outside that which is comfortable we grow and gain new experience.
Starting my blog was also a huge leap that I took a few weeks ago. At that time, I had mixed messages even if anyone would even read my thoughts. I mean I am just a normal person, living in a piece of our universe, sharing my terrifying experience last year. Great Article! -Bruce
Congrats on taking that first step towards writing and sharing your thoughts with us. Will pass around your blog in a bit.
Your posts always speak volumes to me so no surprise that I nominated you for an award and love to hear your side. No pressure though ok and only if you feel it worthy. 😉
Thank you for the award, however, this blog is award free ( after I made a yr). Greatly appreciated!!
Totally understood 😉. Just couldn’t pass you up without paying you some honor and respect for what you do. Hugs xo
I really am working on this. It’s such a tough thing for me, (and probably most people) but I want to live fearlessly…so I’m trying.
I shared this in my Posts of Note today. 🙂
Wow! This is awesome Nikki – thanks 🙏. I made the cut. 😀
As you said it’s not easy for most people but if you at least try -and not judge yourself when you fall – then that’s an A in my book.
It’s good to see all you young folks in your 40s & 50s so all fired up with your ambitions. I refuse to quit this earthly realm until I’ve completed
1. My fantasy trilogy (at least)
2. My Six volume (less than serious) History of the British, Welsh, Scottish and irish Isles.
3. Re-fought WWII on very large boardgames maps.
4. Re-fought the Wars of the Austrian Succession likewise.
5. And other stuff
You’re ambitious Roger! 🙂
I think thats true. I stepped out way out my comfort Zone living with my family in Africa a couple of years
Oooh, that must’ve been an experience!
Good post and I love the new format! 🙂
I needed a change. 😉
Totally understandable 😉 Looking great!
Here’s to stepping out…😊
Haha. Thanks dear.
You said it Brigid! 🙂
I love new and different, so that’s why I go above and beyond what I already know. I’m not exactly sure where my comfort zone is, or if I actually have one that minds being pushed beyond it’s limits. I just know that life is an adventure, and I love adventures. I get push back from time to time, but I come away with the experience of doing something I’ve never done before. If a body realizes that our brains need new food to stay healthy, they would push beyond as well. Even the fear, anticipation, surprise, and an occasional negative is healthier than stagnation.
Well said! I like the way you think and how you’re up to a new venture the majority of the times. Life is to be lived.
So well said! Great message!😙
I love this! I think it’s easy to stay in our comfort zone. Blogging is scary too because you are “putting yourself out there.” It is also beautiful because you meet wonderful, creative, amazing people from all over the world with all walks of life. ❤️
I find the beauty in meeting wonderful bloggers like yourself…we learn from each other.
I can very relate to this.😊
Glad you were able to!!
This is a wonderful inspiration. What I love best about starting something new and then looking back on the journey is learning that I’m so much stronger and so much MORE than I’ve ever given credit to myself. Dawn
Exactly! You’re a great example Dawn, living the RV life.
Great post today! I love that quote by Emerson. For me stepping outside my comfort zone is exhilarating. I usually haven’t regretted it, always learned and grown.
It is definitely great to do something out of the norm once in a while. 🙂
Very well said!
Thank you dear.
Love this message… I needed it! 👍🏼
Exactly! It’s good to try new things. How else do you know whether you will like it or not ?
So true! But fear may get in the way.
Indeed – it often stops people.
So very true. And this year, at the ripe young age of 51, I hope to step out of my comfort zone even more. Thanks for the inspiring reminder Bernice.
You’re welcome Miriam. It’s never too late to try something new!
That’s so true, thank goodness!