35 quotes to inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone

In my book, 10 Steps to #DefineYourself: How to succeed in life despite any obstacle, the seventh step to overcoming a challenge, obstacle, adversity, limitation or setback and begin to succeed in life is to step outside of your comfort zone.

Most people enjoy living within their own personal comfort zone.  They know what to expect, where things are, where boundaries are, etc.  However, in the comfort zone one never finds growth and new opportunities – that is why it is important to not only step outside of your comfort zone, but set goals in life that forces you outside of your comfort zone.

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary at first, but these 35 quotes just might help make it a bit easier for you.

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A prudent person avoids unpleasant things; but a wise man overcomes them
– Michael Lipman

A ship in port is safe but that is not what ships are built for
– Unknown

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone
– Michael John Bobak

Are we prepared to leave our comfort zones to reach a better place?
– Carlos A. Godoy

Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed
– Ray Lewis

Comfort is your biggest trap and coming out of comfort zone your biggest challenge
– Manoj Arora

Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world
– Manoj Arora

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come
– Zig Ziglar

Do one thing every day that scares you
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits
– Unknown

Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could be difficult
– Unknown

Everything we want is outside of our comfort zone and other side is fear
– Sivaprakash Sidhu

Experts step outside their comfort zone and study themselves failing
– Joshua Foer

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough
– Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

I constantly get out of my comfort zone. Looking cool is the easiest way to mediocrity
– Terry Crews

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist
– Virginia Rometty, IBM

I will guarantee you that the day you step outside your comfort zone by making success your goal is the day you discover that adversity, risk, and daring will make life sweeter than you ever imagined
– Mark Burnett

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone
– John C Maxwell

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness
– Les Brown

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
– Neale Donald Walsch

Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone
– Jack Canfield

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new
– Brian Tracy

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again
– Abraham Maslow

Stepping outside your comfort zone is supposed to feel uncomfortable because we’re in new and unfamiliar territory
– Roz Savage

The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone.  Live with it.  Fear and risks are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure
– Jack Canfield

The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone
– Dhaval Gaudier

The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something
– Seth Godin

We don’t grow when things are easy: we grow when we face challenges
– Unknown

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone
– Ray Bennett

When you have two good choices, always go with the one that scares you the most, because that’s the one that’s going to help you grow
– Marcandangel

Whenever you feel uncomfortable, instead of retreating back into your old comfort zone, pat yourself on the back and say, “I must be growing,” and continue moving forward
– T. Harv Eker

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute
– Tina Fey

You have to be uncomfortable in order to be successful, in some ways. If you stay in your comfort zone you would never do the things that you need to do
– Lights Poxleitner

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you will discover will be wonderful, what you discover will be yourself
– Alan Alda