Why is acting In spite of discomfort so important? Because “comfort” is where you’re at now. If you want to move to a new level in your life, you must break through your comfort zone and practice doing things that are not comfortable.
Comfort is a drug, once you get used to it, it becomes addicting. Give a weak man consistent sex, good food and cheap entertainment, hell throw his ambitions right out the window. The comfort zone is where dreams go to die. Also, give a weak woman consistent care, free entertainment and good affection, she won’t even remember she once had a dream. That’s why you will see ladies with good ambition and full of enthusiasm before they got married and after the marriage.
They see little comfort they throw their dreams away and became relax, you will hear them saying my husband will do it for me. If you don’t break forth from that comfort zone and start what you have been planning to do before you got married you have rob your generation and not only that, you kill the value God has placed within you. Don’t forget anything last forever and change is inevitable.
Anytime you feel the sense of arriving, your limitation is set already. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth.
You can’t go through life without pressure. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Why so many battles? Even video games have levels. You’re playing at a higher level. The level determines pressure. Be in warrior mode. Fight! You WILL win this battle. Then get ready for the next. Comfort is a slave in disguise, even if you are wining and wining don’t feel relax because there are still better chances and places ahead. Am not kicking against you being comfortable, comfort is good but don’t feel too comfortable, don’t feel too relaxed, the success of today is the recipe of failure for tomorrow.
What did you have that makes you feel that you have arrived, you better discard that thought, even the richest man in the world is still busy searching for more, I never mean you should be greedy, avaricious or not contented but don’t just feel relax, keep moving, keep striving, keep pushing and keep winning? Don’t be a one-time success, when there is still room for improvement and progressive, don’t let comfort makes you feel that you have arrived or you are doing well, yes you might be doing well, no doubt but you can still do better by being uncomfortable.
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Don’t forget that comfort is slavery in disguise. Any man that is too comfortable with what he does, where he is and what he has, as set his limitation or put a limit to what he can achieve. Such man is a one-time success, who only thinks of success maintenance and not progressive.
Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills! If your goal in life is to be comfortable, I guarantee two things, first, you will never be rich. Second, you will never be happy. Happiness doesn’t come from living a lukewarm life, always wondering what could have been. Happiness comes as a result of being on our natural state of growth and living up to our fullest potential.
Try this. The next time you are feeling uncomfortable, uncertain, or afraid, instead of shrinking and retreating back to a safe place, press forward. Notice and experience feelings of discomfort, recognizing that they are only feelings and that they do not have the power to stop you. If you doggedly continue to inspire of discomfort, you will eventually reach your goal.
Whether the feelings of discomfort ever subside doesn’t matter. In fact, when they do lessen, take it as a sign to increase your objective, because the minute you get comfortable, you have stopped growing. Again, to grow yourself to your fullest potential, you must always be living at the edge of your box.
Let’s suppose you are currently a level 5 life and you want to move to a level 10 life. Level 5 and below are within your comfort zone, but level 6 and above are outside your box, in your uncomfort zone. Meaning, to get to a level 10 life from a level 5 life, you will have to travel through your uncomfort zone.
By expanding your comfort zone, you will expand the size of your income and wealth zone. The more comfortable you have to be, the fewer risks you will be willing to take, the fewer opportunities you will take advantage of, the fewer people you will meet and the fewer new strategies you will try. The more comfort becomes your priority, the more contracted you become with fear. When you are willing to stretch yourself, you expand your opportunity zone, and this allows you to attract and hold more income and wealth.
Again, the only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable. From now on, whenever you feel uncomfortable, instead of retreating back into your old comfort zone, pat yourself and say, “I must be growing” and continue to move forward. Also don’t forget, anytime you feel the sense of arriving your limitation is set already.
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