I talk about 'comfort zone' a lot in my blogs since I see it as the 'core' of understanding your own potential.
Everyone I meet mostly is living a stereotypical life. People complain to me about their relationship issues and slow advancements in the careers. I ask them what have you done to improve your situation, and they do not have any solid answers but the complaint about no excitement in life.
Talking of relationships a.k.a marriage, firstly they must accept that this is something they have signed-up for, and must make a certain level of compromise make it work. Love must prevail, but it eventually turns into a companionship. Life does get boring, you get tired of each other, take each other for granted (and that is normal) but yet you need to find ways to stay happy and do things that you have never done before. Everything and every situation have a solution but people try to bailout very early to avoid any confrontation and the following sequence of events leads to a disaster in their lives and promotes a flawed personality that impacts others around them and the people who come to their life at a later stage. Relationship life is all about making compromises, care, respect, and most importantly giving time to each other. If you are unsure, do not enter into one.
Similarly at work, you need to constantly learn, walk an extra mile and stay on top of your game to understand broader industry dynamics and opportunities for you to grow. You should never stay at a place where you feel unvalued, frustrated, and your learning and growth is barred. You must believe in yourself and take a risk to move on. The majority cannot get past it since they are fearful about the unknowns. This attitude would never get you closer to what you aspire. It is always a great idea to have a mentor(s) who could really help you define your career. Eventually, it is going to be your career but taking guidance from someone you trust could go a long way for your professional life.
If you want to stand-out in a throng, you must make yourself intrepid.