9 ways to step out of your comfort zone

To step out of your comfort zone you must first make the decision then take steps that challenge and move you to newer opportunities.

The comfort zone is a place where the least growth happens. It’s a familiar territory we have marked for ourselves based on our previous accomplishments and progress.

Sometimes we may not know exactly where we’re going by moving out of our comfort zones. We know we’re taking the right steps but the result is unfamiliar. But this is where the most growth happens. We may fail on the way but the lessons we’ve learned is part of the process and makes it worth it.

What is the comfort zone?

Comfort zone is your zone of familiarity. It’s where your ego takes a toll. When it comes to finding your purpose, a common mistake is letting your ego mind run the show. This is due to living in fear and wanting to have certainty in everything. The mind wants to do whatever it takes to keep us safe this involves staying in our comfort zone.

Your comfort zone will kill you meaning

The comfort zone is always certain, your mind feels in control. The consequence of this is you will never step outside of your comfort zone and do what you wish to achieve.

Majority of the people like to be in their comfort zone, where they know everything in their environment, understand how things work, and not big changes are happening. ⁣

Would you like to know yourself more? Would you like to know what the future has for you –get out of your own way and get out of your comfort zone?

9 ways to step out of your Comfort zone and enter your Growth zone

1. Take risks

Many of life’s greatest accomplishments require going outside of your comfort zone. Whether it’s talking in front of a group of people or investing money so your business can grow, or putting yourself out there for the chance to find love, some of life’s most rewarding experiences come from taking risks!

You have to commit to going outside if your comfort and taking risk. In most cases, being stuck in your comfort zone for way too long has a very bad effect on you and your future.⁣

Taking risks doesn’t only involve trying newer or difficult challenges but also going testing the deeper waters of your hearts. E.g:

– Forgiveness: Forgiving your parents, forgiving people that hurt you
– Embracing change even when you’re most comfortable.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

2. Trust yourself

The first step to trusting yourself is to stop doubting yourself. If you believe you’re going to succeed and act towards it – you make room for the universe to act in your favour. Understand the only limits we set, are in our mind. Your potential is what you make it. You define your own reality. ⁣⁣⁣

Stepping out of your comfort zone could also mean stepping into a more loving relationship with yourself. You don’t want to wake up one morning and realize that the world didn’t stand still and moved on, people changed, improved, got things done BUT you’re still be in your comfort zone because you didn’t take action.⁣

It also means not lying to yourself – If you’re having trouble achieving your goal, you should be honest with yourself about why. After you’ve reached an agreement, try to come up with a plan to help you succeed.

  • Push yourself more often but with total respect for yourself
  • Do one thing a day to push you outside your comfort zone.
  • Believe in yourself if you want others to believe in you.

3. Improve yourself & refine your skillset

Every time you improve yourself you leave behind traces of things that were holding you back. As a result you attract better opportunities and people that help you leave your comfort zone.

Part of being more competent is to Refine your skillset.

In the past two years I have made moves to gather some more skills under my belt, including:
– Learning the basics of SEO
– Google ads
– Writing daily (learn how I restarted writing as a habit)

This is the only way to reach your potential and your goals, aspirations, and vision. ⁣

The more you step outside of your comfort zone the bigger it will get.

circle describing expanding comfort zone

If you don’t, your comfort zone shrinks or stays the same.

  • Start your journey and 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝟏% 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲.
  • Add a new hobby to your schedule
  • Upgrade your Negotiation skills
  • Be committed to learning and improving your skillset

4. Take action

Being comfortable is the easiest way to procrastinate. This is when you start to put things off and don’t finish stuff, then you regret things that you should have done, and think about how it could be just IF….BUT it is not!

You might feel nervous, uncomfortable and may even feel some stress. The question is “Are you willing to do the things others don’t?” ⁣

The only way to get something different is by doing something different and pushing yourself to get more out of life.

Commit to taking action rather than overthinking.

Do what scares you the most

Think of how many times you have been scared of doing something and when you do them, life got better?

Release yourself from labels that have caged you for years

“My social anxiety” “I’m an introvert”  All this does not mean you cannot do something that challenges you.

  • Cold shower
  • Send a Cold DM to someone you admire the most; thank them or say something nice about their new content.
  • Put yourself in an uncomfortable position – don’t be afraid to feel embarrassed.
  • Quit that toxic job you have been waiting to quit.

5. Learn to be comfortable with sitting by yourself

Always have the courage to be yourself … without compromising on your dreams. If you regularly resort to binge eating, booze, porn or any form of dopamine to take comfort when you’re bored or scared – then it’s time to start facing reality.

The ability to identify sources of stress in your life and find healthy ways to cope with them is a life hack.

Learn to do something beneficial and interesting alone:

  • Eat in a Restaurant alone
  • Visit a local bookshop
  • Journal daily – next time you are feeling stuck take some time to journal out your thoughts and quiet the mind.
  • Start a new hobby to explore other aspect of your life
  • Be able to build something/work with your hands

6. Go out and enjoy life

Just because you’re comfortable where you live doesn’t mean its best. Stretch yourself – Don’t be afraid to try new things

  • Start a workout habit
  • Keep eye contact when speaking to people
  • Reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to for some time on your contact list and say hi
  • Change up your daily routine
  • Approach strangers you find interesting in public and initiate a conversation.
  • Volunteer or participate in something that doesn’t necessarily pay you back.

7. Say yes more often

Whenever you feel stuck – it’s time to start saying yes more often. Yes to new opportunities you may have been declining previously.

  • Accept that new offer and see whether it fits.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for a date with your crush.
  • Go at least once with that guy asking you out and see how things work out.

This will boost your social skills and boost your self-confidence.

If you’re an introvert that has never spoken in public – accept any challenge that’s gets you to speak in front of others it doesn’t matter if there are only 5 people in the room.

8. Start a business

Have you been thinking of starting your small business but you’re afraid of what people would say or whether you’ll fail or not?

Most people use their jobs, parents or position as security. But once you start a business it doesn’t matter whether it’s on the side – you learn to start taking more responsibilities.

Personally I don’t know how many people I would have had contact with if I never engaged in entrepreneurship – probably one or two a day; but with my hobbies and businesses I have the potential to impact millions of people a day.

Starting a business is one of the best form of self-improvement there is.

9. Live in the present, not your past or worried about the future.

You best moves happen when you don’t have thoughts about the past or the future, work with what’s in front of you.

Embrace the ever changing moment of now.

10 powerful questions to step outside your comfort zone

1. “How can I make the transition out of my comfort zone smoother?”

Some tips on easing the process of moving beyond your usual limits:

Practice is the keyword here. You don’t just jump in an icebath when you cannot remember when last you took a cold shower. If you want to start running as a habit – would you start with >30 mins on your first day.

Finally, never compare yourself with others as its the biggest trap. You gotta define what “success” is to you. You know what you lack.

2. “What if I “hit a wall” when trying to leave my comfort zone?”

When you hit a wall, do not run from it and go back to your comfort zone.
Embrace you got this far, breath, regroup, and hurtle over those challenges.

If you were one of the few people who took a chance to go for their dreams with zero guarantees of making it. You are a lot stronger than you think.

Doing things the same way will get you the same results.  Chances are there’s a better way. But it requires getting out of your comfort zone.

3. “How can I stop being so shy and get out of my comfort zone?”

Dive deep and pinpoint what’s stopping you from moving onto higher success. Often, fear of change & being unwilling to get out of your comfort zone is the real culprit.

4. “How do I know if I’m ready to leave my comfort zone?” Is this hard?

Realize that getting out of your comfort zone won’t be easy.
Everything is hard at first, however, what doesn’t kill you STRENGTHENS YOU!

It’s hard at first. But once it becomes a lifestyle – you increase your tolerance for what most people call “hard” and it becomes easy for you.

5. “What’s the point if leaving your comfort zone gives you anxiety, unease and fear?”

It’s normal to feel anxiety every now and then. This does not mean you’re doing it wrong or that it’s not for you. This simply means you are growing and stretching beyond your comfort zone.

Getting out of your comfort zone starts with fear, anxiety but once you overcome those – you should feel it less. I know what it’s like to be unhappy with where you currently are in life, but being too afraid to change.

Being too afraid to try something new. As something new is outside your comfort zone it’s in the unknown. The outcome is not certain.

As humans, we are naturally afraid of the unknown. Our brains are conditioned to keep us safe and for that reason, they will do anything to keep us stuck where we currently are where the outcome is certain. The brain likes to think of all the possible things that could go wrong to prepare itself for if it does go wrong.

Chances are, you’re also doing tasks that make you feel productive but that ultimately don’t move the needle. If that’s you, stop And think about what you can do TODAY to step outside your comfort zone.

6. Am I ever going to want to go back to my comfort zone?” How long do I need to say yes? 

Once you say yes more often and get to greater heights – then you need to start saying no again to focus.

The trick is once you start to feel comfortable again. Open the opportunities and start saying yes again.

It’s normal to feel nostalgia for the familiar after branching out, but don’t let it hold you back from further growth.

7. “I just can’t leave my comfort zone” 

Using words like this that signal impossibility is you setting yourself up for failure.

Remove all limiting beliefs by challenging them, lean unto the discomfort and make your dreams happen.

I started taking my Entrepreneurship journey serious since 2020 and took risks and some didn’t work out. ⁣ I also made commitments that forced me to venture way out of my comfort zone. ⁣

Some failures even led to lessons and crazy opportunities in ways that I never would’ve expected.⁣ None of those events ended with me feeling regretful. The dots connect only when you look backwards.

8. “How do you be uncomfortable and happy at the same time?”

Trying to make yourself vulnerable and try new things does feel uncomfortable at first but with time once you start achieving those goals you’ll feel like it’s worth it and happy in the end.

Here’s the harsh reality: your goals live on the other side of your comfort zone. You’re likely facing challenges and decisions that feel overwhelming. It’s natural because you’re expanding beyond your current capabilities.

You’re learning and evolving. Part of this is exhausting. But it’s also exciting and rewarding, interesting dichotomy. You can learn to become resilient. Being out there and being seen is a great feeling and a challenge at the same time.

What are the consequences of leaving your comfort zone?

Great things don’t come to you when you stay in your comfort zone. Dare to break out and live your true potential.

Learn about the potential benefits and drawbacks of venturing outside your comfort zone.

9. “What are the consequences of leaving your comfort zone?” 

Great things don’t come to you when you stay in your comfort zone. Dare to break out and live your true potential.

Learn about the potential benefits and drawbacks of venturing outside your comfort zone.

Learn more:  The Importance of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

10. “What should you do once you’re out of your comfort zone?”

Now that you’ve taken the plunge, find out what activities will help you get the most out of your new experience. We can’t grow and expect there to be Zero resistance.

There will always be a negative force trying to pull you back to your old self, your comfort zone. But when we have a vision combined with faith, we have a magnetic force pulling us towards that direction.


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” No growth in comfort zone. Choose to embrace the uncertainty by acknowledging that uncertainty is a total place of creation and possibilities.

If we focus on being certain we shut off opportunities. The result will be you will feel more comfortable taking risks and investing in your desires. You be able to attract the manifestations you have always dreamed off.

Finally, never compare yourself with others as its the biggest trap. You gotta define what “success” is to you. You know what you lack.

Go for it. You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of being!

2 thoughts on “9 ways to step out of your comfort zone”

  1. It’s essential to step out of my comfort zone while reminding myself that I’m exactly where I need to be.

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