35 Comfort Zone Quotes to Help You Start Living

Jordan Tarver
June 14, 2021

The thought of living outside your comfort zone is frightening for many. When you leave your safe zone, you challenge yourself to live in one of the most vulnerable states; however, you give yourself an opportunity to truly step into your power. These comfort zone quotes will give you the motivation to live life in this manner. When I decided to step outside my comfort zone, it felt as if my entire life opened up.

As a matter of fact, after experiencing the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone, I set out on a mission to teach people, like you, the tools that helped me become the best version of myself. As a result, I wrote a book, You Deserve This Sh!t, which is designed to help you get unstuck and find your path. Get your copy below.

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The Importance of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Plain and simple: When you live within your comfort zone, you miss out on opportunities to become your best version and improve your life every day. Anything you want to achieve in life will require you to exist within an uncomfortable situation; it's inevitable. If you want more than what you have right now, you will need to embrace uncomfortability, knowing it will bring benefits for years to come.

Keep these quotes about stepping outside your comfort zone close on your journey of self-discovery.

Comfort Zone Quotes

  1. “Don’t let fear make your decisions for you.” — Annette White
  2. "You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both." — Brené Brown
  3. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “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
  5. “A ship is always safe at the shore-but that is not what it is built for.” — Albert Einstein
  6. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky
  7. "Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed." — Albert Einstein
  8. "Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed." — Ray Lewis
  9. "Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone." — Billy Cox
  10. "Leaving your comfort zone is hard. Staying broke is hard. Pick your hard." — Grant Cardone
  11. "The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone." — Karen Salmansohn
  12.  "Nothing profound ever happens in your life when you remain in your comfort zone." — Bill Courtney
  13. "If we do not accept our challenges and remain in our comfort zone, then we undergo degradation." — Sunday Adelaja
  14.  "To create space for opportunity, we must exit our safe zones and challenge ourselves to stand for uniqueness. Everything in life begins to flourish outside our comfort zones. That’s where the magic happens." — Jordan Tarver (from my new book, You Deserve This Sh!t)
  15. "Nobody ever died of discomfort yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!" — T. Harv Eker
  16. "Magic and mystery lies on the edge, just outside the comfort zone." — Amit Ray
  17. "Don’t confuse comfort with happiness." — Dean Karnazes
  18. "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
  19. "Comfort zones are overrated. When you embrace the unfamiliar and uncomfortable in all areas of life, your progress will start soaring." — Francis Shenstone
  20.  "Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change." — Jim Rohn
  21. "Be fearful of mediocrity." — Jonathan Ellery
  22. "Make an attempt to know yourself out of your comfort zone, you will see how how amazing you are." — Mahrukh
  23. "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
  24. "Comedians tend to find a comfort zone and stay there and do lamer versions of themselves for the rest of their career." —  Chris Rock
  25. "It is better to explore a gainful uncertainty than to sit in a painful certainty." — Ogwo David Emenike
  26.  "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
  27. "To get better you have to step out of your comfort zone. You can’t do the same things you’ve always done and improve." — Jordan Burroughs
  28. "Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great." — Steve Prefontaine
  29. "Don’t let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines." — Zero Dean
  30. "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
  31. "Each one of us has a comfort zone. The problem comes when we are unwilling to leave it." — Bill Courtney
  32. "Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win." — Tom Fleming
  33. "Face the fear, even if it’s only a tiptoe outside of your comfort zone instead of a leap. Progress is progress." — Annette White
  34. "The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar." — Confucius
  35. "The next level of your growth will demand a deeper version of you; but depth is a sensual process." — Lebo Grand

Bottom Line

If you're hesitant about doing something against the grain, lean into these comfort zone quotes. These quotes about getting out of your comfort zone can truly help you get to where you want to go. You'll never regret choosing to lead a life outside your safe zone.


Jordan Tarver is a lead editor at Forbes, a keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of You Deserve This Sh!t.
He’s transformed over 30,000 lives through his book, amassed more than 200,000 devoted followers, and garnered over 60 million views online. Jordan is on a mission to empower people and organizations to unlock exponential growth and expansive possibilities.

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