Have you ever wondered what drives people to change? What is the force that pushes a person to leave the comfort zone and start changing his or her life?
The topic has been discussed from many angles, so if you know how to change your life — if you’d like to — how come you don’t? It’s not enough to wish to change your life, that’s not a good enough reason to leave your comfort zone. What’s missing? If you answered the “driving forces” or even the “triggers”, you are right.
Which are the driving forces that are most often behind the reasons why people change their lives? Let’s see.
When you hit the bottom you must understand what went wrong and change it to get up. It might be that you made mistakes, or that the context was not favorable or that you lacked the motivation. Necessity represents a wake-up call for many, but not for everybody. Some find comfort in the new situation, as frightening as it is, because they lack the desire to continue.
Pursuing a Vision
Someone with a vision continually challenges the status quo. He or she can’t find a comfort zone until the vision becomes reality. After that, a bigger or different vision usually follows in a perpetual thrive for improvement.
Do you remember your dreams as a child? Many people think they lost the ability to dream after childhood, but that’s not true. Their dreams may have been consistently put down by people around them and they didn’t fight to keep them or find new ones which better reflected their evolution. And that’s how we get to the third driving force to change:
As I’ve explained above, peer pressure can be responsible for shattering your dreams. It can put you down, when you’re trying to accomplish something.
But, on the other hand, it can also push you to reach new heights.
Which of them it is, if it’s positive or negative, you can directly influence by carefully selecting the peers surrounding you.
I’ve recently wrote a post, where you can see examples of the type of pressure peers exert over you. Their influence is a driving force which can change your life for the better or worse.
Why would one want to change, to leave the comfort zone? To say it bluntly, it’s because comfort zone only exists in our head. Everything else, the world surrounding us, is moving, is changing, at an ever-increasing rate. If you stay in your comfort zone, you might as well wake up in a world you don’t understand and which doesn’t understand you.