Busting the myths of comfort zones

Written by Stuart Haden on August 7, 2019

In order to be at your best you need to get our of your comfort zone. Not true – this is a well held myth that can be a bit misleading. You do you need to stretch yourself however, but you can still operate within your perceived comfort zone.

So it’s actually stretch that defines the outcome. The paradox being you need to find a degree of stretch within your comfort zone. Enough to feel comfortable, with a hint of discomfort – not the other way round. Up to 4% stretch gets touted around if that helps.

We want to increase the odds of success, so keep your next move easy to a degree. Like focus the stretch zone is your on ramp to optimal performance. Otherwise getting out of your comfort zone can be a bridge too far.