Comfort zone

We all have a routine, some people we usually meet with, a favorite place to eat at, things we like to do, routes we like to take, subjects we like to talk about. These are all part of our comfort zone. No matter how big or small, we all have one.

When we leave our comfort zone to try new things, to meet new people, to experiment something, our anxiety kicks in. It might sound like a bad thing but actually this is a really good thing. Once anxiety hits, our focus increases and our performance spikes. It is the opposite effect to getting bored.

Take risks, get out of your comfort zone and experiment. It’s one of the easiest ways to increase your performance. You might have a not so great feeling at first, but once you start doing it on a regular basis you will become more comfortable with taking risks. This will lead to innovation, creativity, memorable things.

No matter how much you might like your comfort zone, the best things are outside of it. What’s inside of it you already know and soon will get bored of. Expand your comfort zone, take risks, meet new people, do things that scare you.

Now get up, get away from your computer and out of your comfort zone.

Catalin Costea

If I had to describe myself in one word it would be polymath; Renaissance man if I had two. I strongly believe that everything you know will come of use sooner or later and that constantly challenging yourself and continuous learning are the key to success.