The whole idea of a “comfort zone” is false. Staying someplace that requires no real exertion or effort (mentally or physically) is akin to taking a short rest while climbing a mountain. There is nothing comforting about the place you stop—it’s just a rest stop. No sane person would ever think it was OK to just stay there.
We were meant to climb, to grow and get stronger, smarter, and just plain better from the process. Staying indefinitely in one familiar place means you have given up on your potential.
Don’t give up—keep climbing! Take a short rest when you need to, but then start climbing again. That’s how you discover what you’re truly capable of—and it’s a lot more than you think.
~ Stewart Hughes