Assuming that your comfort zone is identical to your safety zone is a mindset that can hinder you from making the most powerful decisions of your life.
How many times have you been hesitant to do something simply because you were uncomfortable?
The other day, the first pioneers to mars were chosen. This is a trip that is going to take years, and would establish the very first permanent human presence on another planet.
Most people would look at that opportunity and write it off as ridiculous, impossible, or just outright insane, and for most of them, it’s probably a reasonable judgment.
However, think about the people who did decide to apply and were willing to spend the rest of their life traveling to another planet. It most likely wasn’t a comfortable choice, and they had to get over their fear in order to make the decision.
The truth is, under a lot of circumstances where you may feel uncomfortable, you are safe. Safety is a perception often based on a personal belief.
Sometimes the safest thing to do is to be uncomfortable.