By: Saadia White “The Amazine Amazon”
Change is an Awkward Emotion to contend with, it feels weird it feels “Uncomfortable”. As natural creatures of habit we naturally gravitate to what feels most comfortable to us. We just love dwelling in our comfort zones but can living in your comfort zone be the reason why you have not climbed the corporate level of success… or your business is not where you would like it to be financially…you are having problems in your marriage or just your personal life in General???
Well, it seems as though you have “Normalized” a routine in your life, and it is called COMFORTABILITY!
People love dwelling in their comfort zones, becoming uncomfortable is not pleasing to the body and sends a signal of resistance to the brain. This mental barrier is one of the key factors as to why people do not Achieve their goals in life.
Let us talk about this for a moment; I am not against having routines, I believe it helps to build consistency through life and let us face it without implementing “Bedtime Routines” some of us who are parents would absolutely become “MAD” at the stroke of Midnight…. Umm did I say midnight I meant 9pm…LOL. However, I feel that constant routines can create a blockage or limit a person’s ability to see pass where they are in life or how far they can go.
Ask yourself this question “Am I really experiencing life or am I just going through the motions?”
If your answer was “Just going through the motion” … It is time for you to Switch up the game and get Uncomfortable!
Many successful people in life had to become willing to “Switch it up some” which brought about loads of discomfort. Face facts, you do not become successful in life by living in a comfort zone, just look at celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Anna Wintour, J.K Rowling, Jay-Z and many more.
They were willing to become Uncomfortable to achieve their goals in life… be willing to Risk people not understanding them and even going against them… Hence why they are millionaires and billionaires today.
Canadian journalist /Author Amanda Lang talks about this in her book “The Beauty of discomfort.” She discloses that discomfort is inevitable and plays an important part in becoming successful in life.
She spoke about the unwillingness of industries such as the revolutionary Taxicab companies who for decades yielded the way consumers would get to and from without being in the capacity of others and offered a more private experience but became too comfortable and was not prepared when the more innovative UBER app came on the scene… which eventually created the extinction of the Taxicab industry.
Therefore, embracing discomfort plays an important role in our pathway towards reaching higher heights in life. Stepping into this discomfort allows us to push aside limiting beliefs and grow through the process.
Here are 4 ways to Empower being Uncomfortable.
- Examine your Life: Reflect on when you became Uncomfortable… What was the root cause of your discomfort? Remember determining the root cause is essential for healing to take place. What is it about the situation that has caused you so much discomfort? Knowing why the situation has caused you to become distressed is equally important as the root cause… it allows you to identify with what your triggers are.
- Embrace the discomfort: Stop running from what is causing the discomfort in your marriage, career, etc. Confront what the problem is and make time to address those difficult conversations. Stop creating distractions, and pretending the problem is not there. Having a life that never breaks routine can become dull and boring…
- Have an Open Mind: (Break the routine barriers) A part of embracing your discomfort is being willing and open to trying new things. A closed mind leaves no room for elevation.
- Do not be afraid of the Unknown: not knowing what is going to happen if you take that chance can become a paralyzing feeling… You will never have all the answers to life but leaning into your faith and being spiritually lead can help.
What are some of the things you have been avoiding because of discomfort?
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