Destructive comfort zones come in many different forms.
And one of the forms it comes in is when we stop learning new things that will help us achieve better results.
For instance learning the admin, business, side of whatever it is we do.
If one drives a fork lift, why not learn about warehouse management, if one drives a truck, why not learn about 'freight forwarding', or being a broker, if ones a cashier at store, why not learn about inventory control or take business classes which will allow one to go from check out clerk to manager.
These are just a few example.
A destructive comfort zone can be when one is totally content with just doing manual, brainless labor and receiving a check.
I think it's in the nature of most to want to learn and progress all throughout life, even when others don't think you should or have potential to.
When we loose that drive to excel, and get ahead in life, or simply maximize self talent, a big part of us dies.
Comfort zones can be deadly, lead to depression, and even shorten life spans, cause when you're unhappy you don't live as long...the body stops fighting, immune weakens, and disease occurs.
When you get out of school, you quickly realize no one will push you unless you push yourself, most are happy, need you to stay in 'your place', so that they can shine instead of you.
The warehouse manager is perfectly content with forklift driver driving forklift for 30 years, rather than continuing education...
But are you?
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2014 21:02:33 GMT -5 by X factor
I'm breaking out of a destructive comfort zone, and the transition can be scary and uncertain, especially if have to do with employment.
But living on the edge of poverty leads to nothing, so had to make a move while still can, while health allows me to, and while door was open.
There's always doubt, especially if enjoying schedule old job provided, but working full time and always being broke leads to bad habits, cause you come home and all you can really afford to do is drink, and can basically only live off credit.
Time will tell if this is a better move, but as long as earn more, nearly twice as much, and once again 'challenged', than I think it will have been the right move.