91 Comfort Zone Quotes to Motivate You to Live Your Best Life

Comfort Zone Quotes to Motivate You to Live Your Best Life

One of the most common reasons why people get stuck in inaction and don’t move forward to actually improve their lives in the way they want is – in my experience – simply because it’s uncomfortable.

It’s easier and often feels pretty good at least OK for a while to just stay in the comfort zone.

But to make real and positive changes in your life and grow as a person you need to step out of the zone of comfort for at least a little while during your month and year.

So in this post I’d like to share 91 motivational comfort zone quotes that will help you to do that by giving you a focused boost and some practical and helpful tips to get you unstuck.

I hope you’ll find this timeless advice helpful and if you want my own favorite tips on the topic then check out 20 Small Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.

Inspirational Comfort Zone Quotes

“Life begin at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending.”
Neale Donald Walsch

“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

“Don’t confuse comfort with happiness.”
Dean Karnazes

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Dale Carnegie

“I constantly get out of my comfort zone. Looking cool is the easiest way to mediocrity. The coolest guy in my high school ended up working in a carwash. Once you push yourself into something new. And whole new world of opportunities opens up. But you might get hurt in fact you will get hurt. But amazingly when you heal — you are somewhere you’ve never been.”
Terry Crews

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Jim Rohn

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.”
Robin Sharma

“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

“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

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
Jack Canfield

“Comfort zone has the most comfortable bed in life where dreams become alive in your mind but never become a reality because you never get up from bed to make it happen.”
Oscar Bimpong

“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

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”
Morihei Ueshiba

“Everything we want is outside of our comfort zone and the other side is fear.”
Sivaprakash Sidhu

“Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones. We have to break the rules. And we have to discover the sensuality of fear. We need to face it, challenge it, dance with it.”
Kyra Davis

“Very successful people don’t seek comfort, they seek success and are willing to do what is most uncomfortable. But most of the world is seeking comfort and familiarity which are traps that cause you to settle for the mediocre. If you want to get to the next level of your business you’ve got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
Grant Cardone

“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”
Robin Sharma

“Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed.”
Ray Lewis

“To succeed in life, we must stay within our strength zone but continually move outside our comfort zone.”
John C. Maxwell

“If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.”
Roy Bennett

“If you remain in your comfort zone you will not go any further.”
Catherine Pulsifer

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

“Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It’s the high-anxiety zone, but it’s also where you discover who you are.”
Nick Vujicic

“Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die.”
Stan Dale

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.”
Jack Canfield

“I mostly like to travel and volunteer because I get antsy if I stay in my comfort zone for too long.”
Eden Sher

“The comfort zone is the great enemy of courage and confidence.”
Brian Tracy

“My experience is that you cannot have everything you want but you can have anything you really want, you just need to decide what it is and then plan your exit from the comfort zone.”
Jonathan Farrington

“In the long run, our comfort zone becomes our uncomfortable zone.”
Charles F. Glassman

“All growth starts at the end of your comfort zone.”
Tony Robbins

“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.”
Max DePree

“We all have out own comfort zones that we have to recognize and then break out of step by small step.”

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
John Assaraf

“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.”
Jim Rohn

You may also find this post with quotes on knowing your true value and this one with quotes on not settling for less in life motivating as you move out of your comfort zone.

Motivational Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Quotes

“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

“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

“When you go out of your comfort zone and it works there’s nothing more satisfying.”
Kristen Wiig

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

“Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone.”
Robin Sharma

“Comfort is your biggest trap and coming out of your comfort zone is your biggest challenge.”
Manoj Arora

“What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.”
Michael Fassbender

“Comfort is the enemy of achievement.”
Farrah Gray

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
Denis Waitley

“It’s when you begin to think about going to your dream that your dream is always outside of your comfort zone. It’s always beyond what you’ve ever done.”
Bruce Wilkinson

“My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fall within the realm of the possible.”
Alex Honnold

“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 Poxlietner

“Comfort zones are overrated. They make you lazy.”
Melina Marchetta

“You have to get outside of your comfort zone if you’re going to make significant changes in your life, and since few things scare people like the unknown, feeling fear is an excellent sign that you’re on the right track.”
Jen Sincero

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.”
Dan Stevens

“Sometimes it is good to be in uncomfortable situations because it is in finding our way out of such difficulties that we learn valuable lessons.”
Idowu Koyenikan

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

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”
John A. Shedd

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”
Robin Sharma

“Your comfort zone is your danger zone.”
Greg Plitt

“Choosing a path for convenience and speed is usually a recipe for mediocrity. The things that most enrich our lives usually demand a bigger investment of time and discipline.”
Gina Mohammed

“The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.”
Karen Salmansohn

“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”
Ashton Kutcher

“The hardest thing to do is leaving your comfort zone. But you have to let go of the life you’re familiar with and take the risk to live the life you dream about.”
T. Arigo

“As an artist, you want to stretch. That’s the only way you’re going to grow. If I stay inside my comfort zone, do roles that I’ve done before, then I’m never going to get better as an actress.”
Jurnee Smollett

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.”
Steve Prefontaine

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
Jillian Michaels

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
Richard Branson

“To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.”
Peter McWilliams

“We often forget that as human beings, it is in our nature to give and create, so step out of your comfort zone and change your mindset, do what we do best and connect.”
Dee Waldeck

“The greatest things in life tend to happen outside our comfort zones, and doubting your ability to step outside of your comfort zone will keep you stuck.”
Amy Morin

“The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.”
Sherri Shepherd

“True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.”
Adam Braun

“If you want to be excellent at something, you must move away from your comfort zone, overcome doubt, setbacks and failure. Never give up. Keep plugging away and being persistent. One day, success will be yours.”
Mark F. LaMoure

“The comfort zone is always the most desirable place to be. But in settling for comfort, there is a price to pay and it comes in the death of ambition, of hope, of youth and the death of self.”
Simon Barnes

“When you cross your comfort zone, fear zone, learning zone and growth zone, you will enter into the zone of leadership.”
Amit Ray

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

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone Quotes

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do something uncomfortable today. By stepping out of your box, you don’t have to settle for what you are, you get to create who you want to become.”
Howard Walstein

“Don’t let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines.”
Zero Dean

“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

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Anything you to do to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone will ultimately enable you to take larger risks and grow.”
Leslie Evans

“Better to step out of your comfort zone, enjoy new experiences and not know what’s coming your way, than stick to routines and be bored with the same end results.”
April Mae Monterrosa

“Even the smallest changes in our daily routine can create incredible ripple effects that expand our vision of what is possible.”
Charles F. Glassman

“Experts step outside their comfort zone and study themselves failing.”
Joshua Foer

“Stepping outside your comfort zone is supposed to feel uncomfortable because we’re in new and unfamiliar territory. Being uncomfortable is a sign of success, not of failure! So if we are uncomfortably outside our comfort zones, then than means we are growing! And that is cause for celebration!”
Roz Savage

“Pushing yourself through your comfort zone can pay you handsomely.”
Douglas McGehee

“Outside your comfort zone is the only place worth living.”
Karina Bliss

“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

“Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where the joy and the adventure lie.”
Herbie Hancock

“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”
Shannon L. Alder

“I just don’t believe people when they say they want to change and want a better life but are unwilling to change or take the first step.”
Germany Kent

“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.”
Joel Osteen

“Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting.”
Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

Do you want even more motivation to break out of your comfort zone? Then check out this post filled with positive energy quotes to get an inspirational boost. And also this post on the life-changing power of taking action.

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