Everyone in the world is in one of the three zones in the circle at all times.
The blue, middle circle represents the comfort zone: the zone in which we are comfortable with the situations in which we find ourselves or the things we have to do. We don’t feel any stress or uncertainty.
The red, outer circle represents the panic zone: the situations or activities where we feel panic. We want to get out of that situation as quickly as possible, we feel very unsafe and prefer to avoid those situations.
In between is the orange circle, or the stretch zone: this concerns situations or activities in which we are under some stress, but which, with some encouragement, we see ourselves capable of dealing with. Fleeing or avoiding the situation does not seem to be a necessary. We will also learn the most in this zone, because we step out of our familiar comfort zone, but we accept the challenge and do not run away from it. By regularly standing in this learning zone, your comfort zone will expand, because the new situations become familiar and therefore comfortable, the stress disappears.