Why is it that we do not want to get out of our comfort zone and reach out to greatness? Contrary to the common perception, it’s not that we like to confine ourselves to easy things, but rather we are so scared to step out and face the uncertainty, that we never attempt to get out of it.

1. Fear of the Unknown

According to the scientific studies, our human mind is designed to remain in it’s comfort zone and is not allowed to meander out of it. This is the reason why we have to face a lot of resistance mentally while treading an unknown path. But it is also a universal fact that no great achiever ever did something out of the box while sitting on the couch, having some potato chips and watching television.

2. Fear of Failure

This is the most commonly believed reason for the cessation of one’s progress. You never try to get ahead of where you are, because you don’t want to lose what you’ve already earned. It always insinuates the ‘What If’ element into your mind. What if I could never be better than the person standing next to me? What if I try and I fail? What if I lose everything?

3. Fear of Success

Controversial subheading? Perhaps. But I think it’s true. Many people know that they have the ability to pull off a specific task, but they still don’t do it. You know why? Because they don’t want to be burdened by the pressure of future expectations by others. They get petrified thinking about the high expectations which comes with the gratification of a task.

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