Comfort zone, as defined in Google, means “a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress“.
Throughout the history of various inventions, there are evidences that adversaries spur progressions and innovations. For example, Archimedes discovered the method of using displaced water to estimate density at the time when King Hiero II charged him to analyze the purity of His Majesty’s gold crown. Another example is also found in John D. Rockefeller, who focused on optimizing his crude oil refinery process when the competition on oil extraction intensified. This strategy allowed his company, Standard Oil Company Inc. to excel and be the largest among oil producers, supplying 90% of all oil consumption in US at its peak and making him the richest man in modern US. Third example is Henry Ford, who thought he could create an affordable range of automobiles for the mass, during the time when everyone else thought that automobiles are for the riches. This idea led him to the founding of Ford Motor Company, making him one of the richest and most well-known people in the world.
Over and over again, successful people are the ones that go beyond their “comfort zones”, so much so that it allows them (as ordinary human) surpass many others. However, even successful people have to take rest at some points throughout their journey. These rest points, or “pit stops” are vital.
Definition of pit stop, as extracted from Google, means “a brief rest, especially during a journey“.
Pit stops give us to space to chill off and re-focus during a tense period or after intense workload. It also allows us to generate unique ideas. Some of us would even utilize a pit stop to meditate and restore internal balances.
In a nutshell, during our journey to progress and sucess, we have to be wary of comfort zones. We can have “pit stops”, and NOT “comfort zones”.