“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what a ship is built for.”
Everyone has a comfort zone. It’s a place where we feel safe. It’s a place where we are not stressed, not pressured, and not challenged. We like being in our comfort zone because it’s, well, comfortable.
There’s nothing wrong with having a comfort zone. The problem is when we live in our comfort zone. When we stay there, we stagnate. We stop growing, and in fact, we grow soft and weak.
On the other hand, when we make it a habit to leave our comfort zone, we become hardened by the pressure, strengthened by the stress, and toughened by the challenges.