One of the most exciting – and potentially scary – things about college is the opportunity each student has to step outside their comfort zone, to cross the threshold of the familiar and create a new life on campus. However, many students aren’t as adventurous as they claim to be, and college can become just another comfort zone.
Joe Golonka returns to the podcast to discuss the third College Life Skill in our series of conversations: the importance of stepping out of the familiar into the unknown.
During the interview we discuss a number of topics related to the comfort zone, including
- The anatomy of a comfort zone
- Each person’s threshold of risk and change
- The progression of competence, confidence and experience
- Comfort that results from a lack of vision
We also question whether college actually reinforces the comfort zone concept, and wrap up the conversation with the benefits of stepping out.
Resources related to this topic:
The Need to be an Individual (Skill #1)
Failure as a Path to Success (Skill #2)
The Dream Giver book
Leave a comment! Let me and Joe know what you think about comfort zones and challenges for/ideas to step out of your comfort zone at college, especially after sophomore year.