We all want to experience greater success in our lives. Yet, we also tend to avoid engaging in the activities that make us feel uncomfortable, even if we know they serve us best. Discover why embracing, rather than resisting this feeling of discomfort is the key to accelerating personal growth and breakthrough results.
Enhanced Video Transcript
We are all creatures of habit. We like to do things that produce a degree of certainty in the results, even when those activities may not serve us best. At the same time, we want better results, but resist anything new so we recoil back into what is safe and comfortable. The paradox is, change is the only constant.
To grow and evolve, we must change and stretch beyond our comfort zone. Consider this; if you are comfortable with the activities you engage in, then you’re simply doing what you’ve already been doing, which will produce the same results as before. Now, this may not be such a bad thing if you’re happy with the results that you’re currently experiencing. Keep in mind, this mindset is also the breeding ground for mediocrity.
However, if you’re willing to do the things that make you uncomfortable, a new activity, strategy, or developing a new skill or way of thinking, then you will create new and better results.
The lesson? If it’s uncomfortable, it’s probably the right thing to do and the quickest path to greater success. So, get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
You may be familiar with the definition of insanity. “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Let me introduce you to my definition of futility. That is, knowing the definition of insanity and still not doing anything about it.
Identify the best practices in your role, both at home and at work. Then, to accelerate your success, embrace the discomfort you may experience when trying something different that will create new and better opportunities for you.