What I’ve Learned: How to Feel Comfortable with Discomfort

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Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

— Brian Tracy, Author

 

Today’s quote hits the nail on the head. If you are unwilling to feel uncomfortable, then your likelihood of moving forward and of eventually achieving your dreams is greatly diminished. In fact, you most likely will not move forward and, therefore, will not achieve your dreams.

 

Feeling uncomfortable does not mean that, in order to move forward and achieve your dreams that you must be in a state of constant panic and fear.

 

Not true and not at all necessary!  Feeling mildly uncomfortable is just fine because it tells you that you’re out of your comfort zone–your rut–and you’re doing new things.  And that’s what it takes to move forward into your dream life.

 

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Your homework today is to know that you don’t have to terrorize yourself in order to move ahead into your dream life!

 

All you have to do is break these fear-inducing steps into much smaller bits until you get to specks that are only mildly uncomfortable. Then do those specks!

 

Dare yourself to do this regularly. Then when you find that you’re getting used to this level—in other words, that you’ve established a new comfort zone—once again challenge yourself to take bits and specks of steps that are mildly uncomfortable.

 

Keep doing this and gradually you’ll be less and less intimidated and frightened by the discomfort caused by encountering new situations.

 

You can do it, I know you can!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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