I don’t believe comfort zones are at all bad.
Like anything, there is a time and place for them.
It seems ever more frequently we’re swallowed into the go-go-go, expand, reach, extend, and hustle. Always more to do, more to grab, more to get.
The fact of the matter is, we’re not built to sustain that pace indefinitely. And so, it is the comfort zone that offers refuge and reprieve. It’s the comfort zone that allows us to catch our breath; to recoup.
The negative stigma around staying in your comfort zone stems from the chronically dissatisfied. To them, the comfort zone is the land of the lazy.
However, contentedness is an undervalued quality. The truly content are at peace. Their sleep is unintruded. The zone of comfort is their abode.
Which is why I would venture to say, getting out of your comfort zone is only advice for the unsatisfied, or for those in need of growth. In which case, yes, stretch beyond your comfort zone.
My views may be unpopular. But I’ll risk it in a time when most just need a break.
And they need to hear that it’s ok to need a break.
– Zac Smith, VC