What’s so horrible about comfort zones, anyway?
I mean, really?
And don’t tell me you’ve never wondered about this.
After all, how many times have we seen this kind of visual?
Lot of times, right?
We never see anything that advises us to stay put where we are.
That is, until now.
Most of the successful innovations today are actually just incredible improvements (or extensions) of things or processes which already existed.
History shows the majority of our innovations didn’t pop up out of thin air.
They arose out of someone’s knowledge, imagination, and inner discontent with his or her comfort zone.
It’s a fact.
Innovators don’t bust out of their comfort zones like prison escapees.
They use the tools and resources within their reach to re-think, re-purpose, re-direct, and re-engineer.
They don’t flee to points unknown when there are already many things which can be envisioned and reconsidered in totally brand new ways.
Have you ever thought that simply creatively and productively moving about within your own comfort zone is actually the “road less travelled?”
Could be, you know.
I just think that innovators, learners, and school communicators need more comfort zones, not fewer.
Sure, I could be wrong.
But I hope I’m not.
Especially since comfort zones also come along with their own comfort food.
That’s a big big plus in my book!
So please consider showing some extra love to all of those comfort zones you’ll run across the rest of this week, including your own.
I’ll try, too.
But I can’t say I’m in my comfort zone these days as much as I’d like.
I’m usually in someone’s dog house.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –