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Leaving Your Comfort Zone May Mean Success
Posted by Marielys Camacho-Reyes on Oct 2, 2011 - 8:54:44 PM

LOS ANGELES—It is commonly known that one of the best indicators that you may be getting yourself out of your comfort zone is when you think about something you want to do or achieve and your first reaction to it is”¦ NO WAY! Most people want to make changes in their lives or career. They have goals or dreams they want to achieve or complete, but they do not know where to start.

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Photo courtesy of Marielys Camacho-Reyes

Some people are afraid of changes, while others are risk takers and have no problem trying new things. If you want to make effective changes in your life, ask yourself; am I ready to get out of my comfort zone? If the answer is yes, I can tell you that your willingness to step out of that comfort zone is the first step toward the completion of your goals.

Unfortunately, for those who have problems getting outside of their comfort zone, success will always be seen as a far away road. If you are one of those people, let me tell you that success is right outside of that comfort zone.

Knowing the limits of your comfort zone is the first step in understanding and dealing with the resistance to changes. When asked to perform a new task or when trying to accomplish personal goals, it is very common to feel intimidated by the unknown and to react with a certain level of resistance and anxiety. These are very normal human reactions. The importance here is for you to learn how to manage that anxiety and do whatever it takes to “push” yourself out of that comfort zone.

Next time you feel anxious, inadequate, or uncomfortable when trying to accomplish a task or achieving a personal goal, try these “pushing myself out of my comfort zone” techniques and you will see the difference in your life:

1) Open your mind to new experiences,

2) Divide your goals into small tasks,

3) Find a mentor who can help you navigate through those intimidating moments without giving up,

4) Do your best and always try to learn something new from each life experience and

5) Accept and acknowledge your fears, but do not let yourself get trapped in their paws.

Applying these techniques to your daily routine or creating your own set of rules will help you to open yourself to new experiences and to face and deal with challenges in a positive and effective way. At the same time, it will assist you in achieving your most desired goals in order to have a successful and brilliant career.

Remember, “a dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. At some point, you must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” Denis Waitley  

About the Author:

Marielys Camacho-Reyes is a career/life coach with over 10 years of experience in the human resources field. If you would like to receive a one-time free coaching session, visit her website at or email her at


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