Entrepreneurs often fall into the routine they have in their comfort zone. It is understandable: it is nearly surprise and anxiety free place where they feel almost all the time at ease. But the magic of innovation doesn’t happen in someone’s comfort zone. It requires hard work, thinking out of the box, problem solving and experimenting through failure. If you feel that you are getting too comfortable in your startup venture, you have probably fallen into the trap of the comfort zone. Here you can find three very simple things that will help you start thinking out of the box and reach new and exciting places in your startup venture.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” Neale Donald Walsch
Challenge yourself into doing something that is difficult for you and practice it at least once in a week. Take up as a hobby something difficult that requires your attention, your full concentration and teaches you something new. By doing so, you are to expand your skill set, to switch focus from your everyday problems and to learn that nothing new can be achieved if you continue to do the same things over and over again.
Try to speak with someone you don’t know or someone that you have almost nothing in common with. By getting to know people who have different interests than yours, you are more likely to expand your horizon, to see many opportunities in front of you or to find solutions for existing problems by looking at the problem from another point of view.
Do the things on your schedule that are the most challenging for you, besides letting someone else to do it for you. Take everything that makes you uncomfortable as a challenge and practice it on daily basis. Do the things that are most difficult and unpleasant for you and soon you will see that the way you look at the obstacles is the only thing that holds you back from overcoming them.