The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more comfortable you will become.
I was at a parent meeting the other day for Josh’s soccer team and the coach was telling us that this is a quote he always tells the boys.
Josh’s coach is a real pusher. He’s super intense, which can be really annoying from a “mom’s got other priorities too” point of view, but at the same time it’s great for discipline and passion. And it’s great for teaching the kids that you have to take risks too – smart risks – but risks nonetheless.
It reminds me of what I’m often telling my clients: you can’t wait to feel better before you do something; you often have to do something, and then you will feel better. It can be scary, or intimidating to get out of your comfort zone. Or you may be feeling lazy, or unmotivated. You may even wonder what the point is? But if you push yourself out of it, you develop new skills that become second nature to you and you grow and expand who you are.
Easier said than done if course, but worth trying to do a little pushing.