Pain is growth-Tommy Caldwell

“Don’t wait to be comfortable, or else you’ll get comfortable waiting” Yohann Dafeu

It’s a known fact that everybody tells you to move away from your comfort zone.


Because the comfort zone is the zone where nothing grows.

What is a comfort zone?

According to  Ryan A and Markova, three different zones are present in the learning process.

Comfort zone, panic zone and stretch zone.

The idea is to focus on the person’s ability to learn.

Comfort zone

Here the individual feels safe and comfortable.

There is no challenge and things remain the same.

You are content with what you are.

No motivation either.

“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.”
David Goggins

Panic Zone

Fear is the dominating feature.

You are in fight or flight mode.

This is the zone that determines your success or failure.

The choice is yours.

“Only 8% of our worry will come to pass. 92% of our worry is wasted. DON’T PANIC”
Mark Gorman

Stretch zone

This zone is between the comfort zone and the panic zone.

Here you are allowed to learn the challenges and also how to overcome them.

In this zone majority of you retreat after giving a trial, which should not be the case.


“When you are tough on yourself, life is inevitably easy.

When you are easy on yourself, life will be inevitably difficult”

Zig Ziglar

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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5 thoughts on “Pain is growth-Tommy Caldwell

  1. We need to encourage people to stay in the stretch zone. If we can do that we can grow and maybe even exceed what we think is our potential. By doing this, it is possible that we learn to jump hurdles rather than seeing them as barriers to block our progress.

    I’m comfortable in the stretch zone and embrace the challenges which arrive.

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