Will You Regret Staying In Your Comfort Zone?

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

We all feel vulnerable or uneasy when we decide to try a new skill or career, or make a change in our lives. We risk failure and rejection.

But growing requires that we go beyond what feels comfortable.

Likewise, asking for what we want can feel uncomfortable.

But If I am Comfortable, Why Bother Growing? 

Of course, you don’t have to move out of your comfort zone. It’s often safe and easy.

But it can be more painful to stay there.

Hospice caregivers report that people at the end of their lives feel most regretful about what they didn’t try, do or say.

Think about the cost to you if you never:

  • Go for that dream.
  • Take that special trip.
  • Ask for that promotion.
  • Write that book.
  • Try that new career.
  • Spend more quality time with your kids.

When You Break Out of Your Comfort Zone, You Will Have No Regrets 

I have worked with many women who had to become “uncomfortable” to get what they wanted – whether it was changing careers, asking for more money or flexibility, or asking their spouse to seek counseling.

When people move out of their comfort zones, I see one common theme: They have no regrets, regardless of whether they are successful.

So here’s a mini-challenge for you:

  • Think about what you really want to achieve, have or become.
  • Now imagine you are at the end of your life and you have never tried to go after any of those things.
  • Do you think you would feel regretful?
  • If the answer is “yes”… This is good to know.

There is no better time to start taking a small step towards what you really want!

I’d love to hear how you are breaking out of your comfort zone!

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Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

P.S.—If  you want help coming out of your comfort zone….Join one of my upcoming Fall Groups, click HERE to learn more!