#75Hard Day 35: Make Friends With Discomfort
▶️ Our culture has developed into one of comfort at all times.
▶️ Ease of access and instant gratification have conditioned us to expect results quickly and effortlessly in all areas of our life. We are frustrated when things don’t align with a “quick-fix” timeline.
▶️ While it is natural and even self preserving to be guarded when we are faced with discomfort, it is not in our best interest to avoid discomfort altogether.
▶️ Certain types of discomfort are actually to our advantage, and can serve to refine us and grow us.
▶️ The discomfort of facing our fears and overcoming them empowers us to become the next level version of ourself.
▶️ When you feel discomfort, use it as a trigger to investigate deeper. Lean into it and see what value it could offer you to push through instead of avoid.
▶️ The only way to be able to handle more is to manufacture circumstances under which you force yourself to take on more than is presently comfortable.
▶️ When you create these circumstances for yourself, choose to engage with them for yourself, and come out the other side, you prove to yourself that you are capable of surviving and won’t be as overwhelmed when life throws them at you unexpectedly.
▶️ Whether it’s pushing through a tough workout you did not want to complete, stepping up your leadership skills when you don’t feel ready, engaging in a difficult conversation when it would be easier to avoid it, etc., these kinds of things are highly important opportunities to face down your fears and make yourself proud.
▶️ On the other side of discomfort waits the next-level you.
▶️ In what way can you apply this to your present circumstances?