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Mostimes, just like the caged bird is coerced into thinking that once it is set free, a larger bird will prey on it, we also might have been brainwashed into thinking that staying in our safe zone will minimize risk. Therefore, we choose to remain in our comfort zone because we fear the risk of uncertainty — change and failure.

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“The sooner you step away from your comfort zone you’ll realize that it really wasn’t all that comfortable.” – Eddie Harris, Jr.

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We all want to be wealthy, famous, admired, etc, but we are scared to put our work out there because we fear rejection, and our sight fogged with the ‘what if’ statement (negative thoughts). You can’t possibly become an exceptional writer, a millionaire, famous business tycoon, and so mu...

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Using the bird, for instance, if it chooses to remain in the cage because the owner chooses to feed it daily, and coerced it into thinking that once it is set free, a larger bird will prey on it. It won’t be able to spread it’s wing wide and fly to see how large the world is or even meet it’s kin...

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The Comfort Zone.

“To be front and honest, I don’t mind remaining in my comfort zone. I feel a lot safer and in control” she said.

"but for how long?” I asked.

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Comfort Zone is an activity, a place, or a person, that we fall back unto (for a period of time) t...

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Question 1.

How is ‘Comfort Zone’ dangerous? The meaning doesn’t even sound scary.

Well, the purpose of the comfort zone is to bring peace and serenity in bad times in order to heal, grow, and develop mentally before returning on track. However, a lot of us (if not many of us), includi...

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Question 2.

Abuse my comfort zone? How can I possibly abuse it? You may think.

We abuse our comfort zone when we become obsessed with being comfortable and resisting growth.

As humans, we are expected to grow. Just like we don’t remain a particular age forever because, f...

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III.

  • Inability to face challenges — When met with adversity, instead of facing it head-on and challenging the issues, you will craw back to your shell. As a result of that, quitting early on.
  • Zero Growth — There is absolutely nothing to learn in your comf...

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Dangers of Remaining In ‘Comfort Zone’.

The dangers of remaining in our comfort zone are more than the benefits. This includes;

  • Sleeping on your potentials — You will have no idea of what you are capable of because you don’t know your true self. Also, as a result of that, shut the abilities that perhaps you ...

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II.

  • Develop unhealthy habits or addictions — When your fallback activity becomes stress eating or substance abuse, you become addicted to eating wrongfully and badly intakes. At the end of the day, developing health problems or even mental health related issues like social anxie...

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  • Settling — You embrace crumbs because that is what you are used to. When you fear change and failure, you settle with the little you have attained. “Oh, I am scared of sending out my cv to that big firm, it is far and I don’t like travelling, what if they don’t like me o...

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Conclusion.

These are the dangers of remaining too long in your comfort zone. However, it is safe to understand in as much as your comfort zone is great for rejuvenating (psychologically recuperate before returning to more anxiety-inducing and uncertain situations), know when to leave and continue with your ...

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The purpose of an ideal human being is to break boundaries and protocols to expand. This means that, you can’t possibly develop and expand by remaining in your comfort zone. You need to step out.

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