Law of inertia is followed ardently around in the world, where everyone wants to stick to his thoughts, principles, values, likes and habits. Everyone wishes to stay in his comfort zone only, and refrain trying something new, out of the box or crazy. But is that okay? I don’t think so. By staying within the confines of your comfort zone, you are pulling yourself back from grooming and growing further beyond an extent.
Coming over the fear of falling and getting hurt, if a toddler won’t stand and try to walk on his feet; how would he ever walk in the years to come? Since childhood only we all learn to get out of our comfort zone and try new things, take risks; why leave them then in our grown up years.
There are ample quotes, videos, tips and steps provided on the internet bank for you to know why and how to get outside your comfort zone, but the one most important thing needed for the purpose, without which nothing can happen is YOU. Unless you wish to do so, no one in the world can actually make you do so. So the first thing to be done towards stretching your boundaries, adding new dimensions in your persona; is to stop holding yourself back and just let yourself go. Brush away all those thoughts and apprehensions of ‘you have not done it before’ ‘what if you will fall flat in the attempt’ ‘will people around make fun of you’, etc… Who cares who you are and what you do? People hardly know what health problems you have, how successful in your career you are, what a scholar/artist you are, how much you have struggled in your life. They don’t know you, so do not let them judge you and your new attempts. Be your own judge.
Learn and try new things, make mistakes may be fail, note your mistakes and weed them out. Go out on weekends or vacations; try your hand at new games, adventure sports, photography. Try cooking at home and surprise your loved ones. Dance even if you can’t and enjoy the smiles your stupid moves bring along all faces. Go and talk to your colleague next cabin, even if you don’t know his/her name, share a coffee and some chit-chat. Approach your superiors and discuss your problems, they will guide you, offering you the fruits of their hard earned experiences. Smile at the strangers, you may earn a few beautiful smiles in return.
Unleash the crazy risk bearer pulled back inside you and enjoy the changes that it will bring along.