Change is the only constant. To grow and evolve, we must change and stretch beyond our comfort zone. So its important to first acknowledge what’s not working and then be open changing it. Acknowledgement can be the hardest part of the process because it forces you to admit you are unfulfilled, stuck, or just plain struggling.
We are all creatures of habit and tend to do what makes us feel comfortable. That is the very thing that puts many of us in the position we’re in today, where we’re struggling just to survive. Which is why, in order to produce meaningful results, you must get comfortable with being uncomfortable because in order to find success and fulfillment in life, we must be willing to take risks.
Comfort is the biggest enemy towards growth. When we get nestled down deep into our comfort zone it makes it difficult to break away because the fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. Sometimes, even our own personal unhappiness is not enough to inspire us to take the leap of faith and step into the fear that surrounds us.
Take an honest look at your life. Are you doing things you know don’t work; but you keep doing them because either you are too scared to try something new or you don’t know any other way? Its time to stop doing what you’ve been doing that doesn’t work and start doing more of what you know does work. Why not put more energy into the things you can change and be willing to walk away from the things you cannot.
The moral of the story is…
If you are facing something that is making you feel uncomfortable, then it’s more than likely the path you must go take. So take that leap of faith and let yourself get comfortable with being uncomfortable.