Today I read a story (and wrote one) about a group of Amish people who went to Israel to seek forgiveness for their ancestors doing nothing to help the Jews during the Holocaust. They also told the Rabbi of the Western Wall that from this time forward they would support the Jews. While all of this required great strength of character–they took responsibility for past actions, asked forgiveness, stood up for the oppressed, the fact that these members of the Amish community traveled from the United States and Switzerland to pay a visit to the Western Wall took them totally out of their comfort zone.
The Amish, a sect of the Mennonite Church that largely rejects modern technology, do not normally use contemporary forms of transportation, such as airplanes and cars, necessary to make the journey to the Holy Land. When they do use such forms of transportation, they must employ a driver. They are not allowed to drive the vehicles themselves. At home in their own communities, the Amish typically use a horse and buggy for transportation.
How often do you do any of these things? Do you ever move out of your comfort zone? Do you ever stand up for what you believe? Do you align yourself with those who are oppressed?
If you want to achieve your goals, reach your potential, become your best self, you have to step out of your comfort zone. Use the Amish as an example.