I read a post on social media about "going beyond your comfort zone"...
I got annoyed, I recorded this episode 😁
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I saw a post on LinkedIn recently talking about howJonathan Stewart:
you should push yourself outside your comfort zone and beyond that comfortJonathan Stewart:
zone, where you feel safe and in control, there are three other zones,Jonathan Stewart:
the fear zone learning and growth zone.Jonathan Stewart:
The idea behind this post is you should just go beyond your comfort zone and it'llJonathan Stewart:
be a little bit uncomfortable, but then as you go beyond that things get better.Jonathan Stewart:
You'll grow and develop and you'll have no limits.Jonathan Stewart:
*angry grunting noise???*, This isn't a hundred percent true.Jonathan Stewart:
In fact, this kind of advice really drives me insane.Jonathan Stewart:
As it just is lacking so much.Jonathan Stewart:
If you look into the zone of proximal development which measures theJonathan Stewart:
difference between what a student can do on their own versus what they can doJonathan Stewart:
with the help of a more knowledgeable.Jonathan Stewart:
Quote, unquote person.Jonathan Stewart:
You soon see that there is a limit to how much discomfort someone can takeJonathan Stewart:
before they check out and what makes this even more important and even moreJonathan Stewart:
fascinating and a little bit difficult.Jonathan Stewart:
Is that this can change.Jonathan Stewart:
It's not fixed.Jonathan Stewart:
What may feel like a massive stretch and cause shut down one dayJonathan Stewart:
can be completely easy the next!Jonathan Stewart:
The idea that you have a comfort zone that is fixed is completely misguided at best.Jonathan Stewart:
With support, you can go beyond your comfort zone and do amazing things.Jonathan Stewart:
But it is limited.Jonathan Stewart:
The post that I read was talking about learning, being the furthest point,Jonathan Stewart:
which pushes you toward success.Jonathan Stewart:
This is misguided at best and dangerous at worst.Jonathan Stewart:
As someone who spent the last 10 to 15 years, recovering fromJonathan Stewart:
agoraphobia simplified as the fear of going outside, pushing myselfJonathan Stewart:
has been one of those things that I've had to do on a daily basis.Jonathan Stewart:
Some days were easier than others.Jonathan Stewart:
There is a delicate balance.Jonathan Stewart:
It's okay to push yourself, obviously, but be aware of the wayJonathan Stewart:
you work sometimes you'll go to far and you may not even realize it.Jonathan Stewart:
And by having people you trust on your side that can help you move forward andJonathan Stewart:
if you have systems in place, it can support you when you have gone beyondJonathan Stewart:
your comfort zone and beyond that stage where it's actually gonna help you toJonathan Stewart:
move forward in what you want to do.Jonathan Stewart:
We are bombarded by hundreds of things each day.Jonathan Stewart:
People telling us to push yourself, to keep going and get yourself out there!Jonathan Stewart:
go beyond your comfort zone to keep going.Jonathan Stewart:
But if you're doing it alone, going too far out of your comfort zone canJonathan Stewart:
cause nothing, but shut down burnout and put you in a position where youJonathan Stewart:
and your business are unable to cope.Jonathan Stewart:
I love to see people go beyond what they believe they can,Jonathan Stewart:
but they shouldn't do it alone.Jonathan Stewart:
Now, whether you reach out to me or somebody else do that.Jonathan Stewart:
You can find out more about how I can help at simplicity-specialist.comJonathan Stewart:
forward slash S F Y.Jonathan Stewart:
And I'd love to play even a small part of your journey.