“If we’re growing we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” - John Maxwell
Stop being so comfortable!
But isn’t comfort the ultimate goal?
Being comfortable financially, relationally, emotionally, physically, spiritually?
Our culture pushes comfort. The attitude of culture that has impacted everyone of us is, “Just do whatever feels good, whenever you want, and with whomever you want.”
If something gets uncomfortable…we have a tendency to just give up. Think about that for a moment. How often have you seen this to be true. Instead of digging in and pressing through the difficult and uncomfortable situation or conversation, people just simply walk away.
But where does that really get us? We will just bounce from one place to another all along the same plane…never growing. Keeping our potential locked away deep inside of our own fears and doubts.
Before we discuss how to Grow through Discomfort, let’s first look at a quick list of what causes us to be comfortable. Comfortable in a way that causes us to get stuck.
Causes of Comfortability:
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.” - Henry Cloud
Being Stuck Stinks
There is pain in Leadership Growth. But it's a pain that is incredible worth it!
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” - Napoleon Hill
5 Ways to Grow through Discomfort:
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” - Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo
So, what are you waiting for? The better version of you is just ahead of you.
If nobody has told you this lately, let me remind you. You can do this…you’ve got this!