Have you found yourself behaving out of your comfort zone? What made you do it?
Normally we behave according to our nature. When we try to behave in a certain way which is not natural to us, we would feel uncomfortable or uneasy. Like if you are shy and you are asked to speak before a crowd. Or if you are naturally spontaneous, and you are asked to keep to a routine.
Nobody wants to do something which would be uncomfortable (not natural) and so it needs a motivation to behave out of our comfort zone. One reason could be that you are facing a problem or an issue (conflict with staff, losing a client) as a result of your (natural) behavior. You therefore feel compelled to behave in a way even though it makes us uncomfortable in order to resolve the situation. This change of behavior is a reaction. What you are doing is damage control.
Another (smarter) way to be motivated to behave out of your comfort zone is from having self-awareness. By understanding your “self”, you become aware that certain behavior of yours could create problems and hinder you from being more effective or excellent in what you are doing. Like the self-aware IFC coach who knows that he naturally likes to argue and so would consciously adopt another persona of someone with patience when he is coaching. His behaving out of his comfort zone is pro-active! Issues and problems are avoided. Effectiveness as a coach is strengthened.
Be pro-active in knowing what behavior natural to you are not helping you and where you need to behave out of your comfort zone. For a clear and comprehensive understanding of who you are and a deep awareness of how you would behave in various situations or when interacting with people, know your Reiss Motivation Profile.