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Comfort Zone Equals Done?

Comfort Zone Equals Done?
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So yesterday I saw this quote on social media.

Your comfort zone is not a good benchmark

It made me think. It made me think a lot.

If your comfort zone is not a good benchmark, then some new questions arise. What is a good benchmark? And what are we actually measuring? Since it is called the Comfort Zone I can just assume that we are measuring comfort. A good benchmark of comfort is at any time and to any person, relative. A freediver and an adult that never learned how to swim might have different polarities about what the comfort zone is.

Measuring tools
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So getting out of it is actually giving me more comfort? It seems like a simple contradiction.

As Mark Manson wrote in his The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
jumpin’ for joy
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So I think it is important to not compare ourselves to others too much, but at the same time I think it is important to be inspired by other people; natural leaders, idols, friends, and family.

When you identify that you are in a comfort zone, it is time to get out of it.

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So be sure to continuously ask yourself if you are in your own comfort zone. And if you are, remember this.

Reach out and find a better grup outside.

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Jamie Larson