This talk of being OK with uncomfortable has come up a lot lately, with clients, friends, and even at home.
I have a few clients ready to make career moves, a friend who just finished her Kickstarter campaign and Elisa is getting ready to launch a new venture in her company, so this feeling of uncomfortable is all around me–not to mention how uncomfortable I feel just before going on stage.
I’m getting to a point though where I recognize it and can kinda dig it. And I keep trying to find a way to impart that on others. I always end up back at the workout analogy.
Everybody knows that working out can be difficult. If it’s easy, you’re likely not doing a whole lot, right? So same goes with personal growth; if you’re coasting, you ain’t doing much.
It’s when we stretch and pull and push and even cry a little that the magic happens. I don’t think anybody would disagree that the way to build stronger muscles is to break them down a bit. Yet, we get even the slightest bit uncomfortable in the mind and we run the other way. Pffshhew!
Getting acquainted with discomfort in the realm of personal development is just as satisfying, and perhaps even more-so than a kickass workout. And just like the gym, you can push until you feel like you can’t push NO MO’ and yet there’s that extra inch. And each time we do that, we teach ourselves how strong we are, how capable we are, how amazing we are–until one day we smile at what used to make us cry.
And that is the place from which we should work. Always.
Just like we had to acquire the taste for things like: beer, wine, kombucha only when we realize it’s benefit;) Well let’s suck it up again. Take one for the team, and get good and uncomfortable.
All the cool kids are doing it;)
I leave you with this: When have you been the most uncomfortable? What did you learn?
Kat Hurley is a transformational author, inspirational storyteller, and live your dream life coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!