When Your Comfort Zone Becomes Your Danger Zone.

Comfort zones are funny things. We think they keep us safe but often your comfort zone becomes your danger zone.

Limits. They are an inevitable part of life. Speed limits. Age limits. Limited patience. Or limited willpower. Limiting beliefs. There is one limit though that offers little benefit. In fact, it holds us back on a grander and more impactful scale than anything else ever could.

Robert S Sharma wrote –

“What holds us back in life is the invisible architecture of fear. It keeps us in our comfort zones, which are, in truth, the least safe places in which to live. Indeed, the greatest risk in life is taking no risks. But every time we do that which we fear, we take back the power that fear has stolen from us—for on the other side of our fears lives our strength. Every time we step into the discomfort of growth and progress, we become more free. The more fears we walk through, the more power we reclaim. In this way, we grow both fearless and powerful, and thus are able to live the lives of our dreams.”

Ten years ago, I would have told you that this sentiment was total crap. There was no way that my comfort zone was an unsafe place. To the outside world, not only was my comfort zone a safe place, but staying in it was what was making me wildly successful. I was thriving—dream job, dream relationship, dream kids. How could my comfort zone be considered a danger zone?

Your Comfort Zone Becomes Your Danger Zone

Enter my relationship with alcohol. A huge piece of my comfort zone. I drank because it was safe. It was acceptable. There was less shame and pushback to the idea that I drank a few glasses (or bottles) of wine each night to unwind than there was to the notion that I was taking medication for my anxiety and depression. How could I possibly ingest that pharmaceutical poison? Yet, no concern about the damage my nightly wine habit was causing!

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