This comfort zone is our biggest weakness from my point of view because this is what stops us from going after our dreams. But the funny thing is that dreams are something we don’t have right now so it’s something we’re not used to so it’s out of our comfort zone. Basically, to get somewhere we need to act like we’re already there so we can have the strength required get through the journey. So we want to be in an uncomfortable place (since that’s what a dream is), but we don’t want to do the uncomfortable things to get there because of our homeostasis (which is the fancy biological word for comfort zone).
It is a challenge. How can we go against our basic human nature? Is it even possible? Well, I think it is because we see many people doing it and the for them is to use words to express whatever they did to overcome that basic human nature, which it is not always the most proper way to transmit a feeling. I believe it is all about the balance between the desire to get somewhere and the homeostasis (manifested through fears). When that balance is tilted more towards the desire, we can find ways to push through that anxiety caused by the homeostasis. When it’s tilted more towards the anxiety and homeostasis, we won’t find the required weapons to fight it. It’s a constant battle and each side tries to gather as much strength as it can (we know that fear always does that).
I’ve found the below video where some of the most well-known people talk about how the most uncomfortable situations they’ve been in turned out to be some of their greatest successes.
I resonate very much with the YouTuber Peter McKinnon because I also consider most of my work to be sh*t because it’s not up to my self-established standards, but I still release it out there in the world because through the feedback I receive and through practice I can get better at it. Which one of the stories above you resonate the most with?