There's Comfort There
What if the only thing that you are missing is accountability? Risk-takers need a kick in the pants, too. Find comfort in being uncomfortable. It’s where growth happens.
“This is the way that we’ve always done it” and “just in case” are some of the most dangerous phrases in the English language. If you’re feeling paralyzed to act, you’re in good company. It doesn’t feel great to be uncomfortable – but that’s not a club you want to belong to. Instead, seek out the people who make space for real, raw, honest feedback and brace yourself, ‘cause the changes are a comin.’ It’s for your own good.
“Should-ing” on yourself is Bullsh*t, or BeigeSh*t, as we like to call it. If you aren’t doing things deliberately “on purpose” because you’re doing what other people think you should do, then you are most likely “stuck”. You’re trapped in a static, deceptively comfortable state of UNcomfort. Rocking the boat is a scary thought – but so is choosing to remain in pain.
Change the story. Instead of being comfortable with the status quo, find comfort in doing the uncomfortable. Re-pitch your job to your team. Become a writer – even when your parents tell you not to bother. Do the thing that scares you sh*tless but also motivates and inspires you. You’ll know you’re there when your body tells you so. You’ll feel alive, sweaty, butterfly-y, and like you’re dancing on marshmallows.
This series, Finding, is all about you. It’s about finding your light – from the inside out. It’s about finding yourself, your joy, your strength, your purpose, your direction, and your freedom.
This week is about Finding Uncomfortable. Rebecca and I banter about the triumphs and challenges that come along with living “on purpose.” We challenge you to pitch your own job (to your boss and/or to yourself), reject what other people say we “should” be doing, and revel in doing the things that feel right, even if it hurts a little bit. Listen in to get your own kick in the pants.
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- JK Rowling's Commencement Speech at Harvard University
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- Erin Bryant / Mindful Musings
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