Your comfort zone is a space of mental security. Think of it like a “default zone” where habits, actions and thinking fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. This space keeps you safe, reduces anxiety and keeps your stress low because you aren’t doing anything new or risky. The funny thing about comfort zones though is that space will not deliver new results. So if you want to create a level of success you’ve never experienced before you’ll need to break free of your comfortable patterns and do some “stretchy” things.
Push yourself too far though and you’ll experience so much fear and overwhelm that you’ll slide right back into your comfort zone. So the key is to find what is called, “Optimal Tension.” Creating just enough tension that your old patterns are removed and not too much tension that the fear catapults you back into safety. In episode 44 of Amplify Your Success Podcast discover how to step into that Optimal Tension required to achieve new levels of success.
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