If you’re struggling to pull yourself out of your comfort zone, you’re not alone. It’s human nature to want to remain in a familiar place where troubles are few and comforts are numerous. When you know that you’re good at what you do and feel okay about it, it can be hard to risk moving into something that may have a greater reward, but could also be much more challenging. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dared to move outside of your comfort zone? The answers may surprise you.

Change promotes growth

Your comfort zone is called such because you feel comfortable there. It’s familiar. It’s safe. Nothing ever changes. Nothing ever happens. While this situation sounds like a perfect place to remain for some people, you also have to realize that personal growth is not possible while you stay in your comfort zone. Growth is only possible through change and struggle. You must face new challenges to strengthen your determination, sharpen your skills, and forge a new sense of appreciation and gratitude in your heart. Change is scary, but remaining in the same place and never growing as a person or learning more about yourself is scarier.

Difficulties become opportunities

One of the main reasons that people remain in their comfort zone is because difficulties and struggles exist outside of it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people have learned how to turn their difficulties into opportunities. A problem is only a problem if you react to it as a problem. You are responsible for steering your life in an effective manner in order to reach your destination. Every skilled sailor in history who has mastered the seas did so by sailing through rough waters instead of avoiding them. You must do the same with your life. You’ll learn so much more about yourself and how to ‘steer’ your life towards your dreams and goals by leaving your comfort zone and facing difficulties head-on.

There is magic in the unknown

Outside of your comfort zone is the unknown. Will it be pleasant? Will you be safe? Will it be better or worse than where you are now? These are all valid questions that are often asked by those who fear the unknown. One thing you must keep in mind is that there is always magic when you venture into the unknown. Nothing is perfect. Nothing is guaranteed. However, there is magic to behold when you turn your fear of the unknown into a quest for adventure. Stop worrying about what could go wrong and focus instead on what could go right.