‘A ship in a harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for’ John A. Shedd
We LOVE this quote. It’s an important reminder of the power of pushing ourselves further both personally and professionally, and creating opportunities to thrive and grow.
In this week’s blog we’re bringing you an opportunity to consider why now is the time to look outside of your comfort zone, and encourage your teams, your friends, and your networks to do the same too.
The dictionary definition of a comfort zone is ‘a situation where one feels safe or at ease.’
Now, let’s begin by saying that there’s nothing wrong with a comfort zone. The very reason they exist is to keep us safe and from harm – which we’ll sure you’ll agree is pretty important! But here’s the thing, comfort zones are safe, comfort zones are supportive, but rarely do we grow from being in a place which keeps us still.
They say “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – so here’s 5 reasons to push yourself outside of your comfort zone today!
By keeping curious, and exploring new situations, we can increase our sense of creativity.
Level up your self-confidence. By moving outside of the familiar, we tackle the unknown and prove to ourselves it’s possible to push beyond our boundaries. This is a fantastic (and proven) way to grow in confidence.
- Meet new people
Challenging yourself to step outside of your comfort zone also brings opportunities to meet new contacts and communities.
- Tackle challenges differently
Learn to deal with challenges; we all know life can be unpredictable, but having the knowledge that you’ve overcome uncertainty once means you understand you can do it again.
- Inspire others that if you can do it, they can too
It doesn’t matter how nervous you feel about doing something for the first time. There’s always someone looking up to you for inspiration – maybe it’s a colleague or a member of your community.
At Make Events we are huge believers in the power of stepping outside of your comfort zone. We challenge our team to grow and to develop personally by attending events, building their knowledge and stepping into the most confident version of themselves. And now you can too!
We have produced our very own empowerment confidence, where comfort zones are left at the door for everyone. But this isn’t meant to be scary – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’ll be with you every step of the way as you navigate growth, by listening to inspiring speakers, trying gorgeous food, meeting new people – in a really supportive and encouraging atmosphere where everyone feels able to be themselves and to grow.
Join us at the Anything is Possible Conference.