I am of the mindset that my purpose is to be constantly growing and changing.
In order to be the best version of myself and the person I aspire to be, I need to embrace change.
We all do.
But change is not easy.
Easy is doing what you always do.
Easy is doing what feels comfortable.
And change requires you to feel uncomfortable.
You can fight this feeling and complain about it.
Or you can get into the mindset of embracing discomfort. Of embracing the process of change.
Just because something isn’t easy doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable!
The process of growth and change can be extremely gratifying and satisfying while also being challenging.
Whether it’s physical or emotional growth, whether you are working on your parenting or your marriage or a new job or training for your first 5K, you need to be okay with being uncomfortable.
And it doesn’t have to be massive discomfort. But it has to be something uncomfortable. Something you are not presently doing.
Getting out of bed a minute earlier is not comfortable.
That’s not massive discomfort, but it is a start.
One minute of stretching is not a huge amount of discomfort, but it is something, too.
Not rescuing a kid who forgot something for the twenty-seventh time can be uncomfortable.
But you know what they say.
Nothing grows in a comfort zone.
And head into every day asking yourself, “What am I gonna do that’s uncomfortable today?”
The more you practice allowing yourself to be uncomfortable, the more comfortable it will become.
And once you get to that point, there will be no stopping you.