Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

-Neale Donald Walsch

I came across the above quote this morning, and it got me a’ thinkin’…comfort zones suck.

They hold people back. 

They keep people stagnant. 

They keep people from reaching their potential.

Nothing amazing, life changing, or revolutionary ever happened within the confines of comfort.

In fact, most people’s goals are never reached simply because the idea of stepping out of what is comfortable is just too much for them.

Getting lean isn’t easy.  And it can most definitely be uncomfortable.

Adding 20 pounds to your deadlift requires a lot of discomfort.

Putting on 20 pounds of muscle is incredibly challenging.

However, this doesn’t apply just to fitness goals.

What about asking for a raise, talking to the cute new girl at work, or living within a budget?  All of these require you to step outside of what is safe and comfortable.

You don’t have to live every day outside of your comfort zone, but you should frequently step out of it.  Otherwise, you run the risk of never changing, never growing and never really living.