HOW TO CREATE SPACE FOR DISCOMFORT
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I don’t know about you, but lately, I have been living in a place of comfort and it is a lovely place to be. However, true and powerful growth doesn’t happen when you’re comfortable. You grow the most when you are uncomfortable.
Look back to the last time you were truly uncomfortable. Not when you were hungry or tired (although those examples work, too), but think of a time when you were uncomfortable in a situation, for whatever reason. It taught you a lesson, didn’t it? A lesson to be better prepared, a lesson about asking for help, a lesson about trusting your gut, you get the point.
Being in a place of discomfort creates a situation for learning.
Here is how to create space for discomfort and learning:
1. CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT SCARES YOU //
I don’t mean choose the option that terrifies you into a state of anxiety or panic. I mean if you have two options, one is more comfortable than the other, but neither is harmful, choose the option that makes your heart flutter. Choose the option that keeps you thinking, analyzing, and questioning. Choose the option that keeps you on your toes.
2. FIND YOUR LIMIT AND PUSH PAST IT //
When you exercise, you don’t give up just as it starts to get hard. You push past where your mind tells you to stop. Our brains are wired to save energy and to protect our bodies, however when we exercise, our bodies can take a lot more than we give them credit for. When we push past the limits of our minds, that is where great change happens.
Some of the most successful people in the world were those who questioned the status quo. They didn’t listen when someone told them ‘no’. They had an idea and they ran with it. They pushed past their comfort zone and created something amazing.
3. CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM //
We all have our own belief system. This system has been created from our family lives, influences from our friends and acquaintances, experiences, and even social media.
Take some time to analyze your belief system. Where does it come from? We will be discussing this more next week, but for now, look at where your beliefs come from.When we open our minds and our worlds to consider the belief systems of others, you would be surprised what you will learn.
Do you live in a place of comfort? Please share in the comments!
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