Sunday, August 5, 2012

Where the Magic Happens

This absolutely rings true with me.  I like pushing boundaries and the thrill of being uncomfortable.  When successful, the adrenaline rush of pushing past these self imposed boundaries is amazing.  As we push, our comfort zone becomes bigger.  Then even more amazing things happen.  Take it a step further...

I think of Moore's law of exponential growth when I see this.  Moore's law states that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year from the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958.  His prediction has been very accurate aside from the soon to be realized limitations of silicon.

If we continue to reach outside of our own comfort zone, in how we think, or what we do, that soon becomes our new comfort zone.   

This illustration crudely identifies the expansion of the comfort zone.  If this is repeated, that soon becomes the new comfort zone and we continue to evolve.  Imagine exponential personal growth.  With technology, we can take what was the "old comfort" zones and move them forward even faster.  We have so much access to information and alternate methodologies that this transition could be sped up faster than ever before.

The beauty of this is that everyone can do it.  Once the first step outside of "the comfort" zone is taken, the barrier has been knocked down.  It is much easier to keep the momentum going and I have found that the excitement of these new experiences keep the circle expanding.   

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