I’ve heard it said before that if you want to be successful
you’ve got to learn to be uncomfortable at times. I think
there’s a lot of truth in that statement.
Think about it… What’s comfortable about putting yourself
out there and asking for a job promotion? What’s comfortable
about asking someone to use your company’s product or
service? What’s comfortable about reaching out and making
contact with someone you don’t really know that well
initially? What’s comfortable about taking the first step
towards learning a new skill?
Not a whole lot is there?
Of course this is not all bad news. For one thing if you’re
willing to be uncomfortable just a bit from time to time
you’re going to put yourself in a much better position to
take advantage of a lot of the opportunities that are all
around us — even if we don’t always notice them.
In most cases the reason that most folks don’t achieve
greater levels of success is because they either don’t
recognize the opportunity in the first place, or they lack
the ability to move past their self-imposed comfort zones
and do the uncomfortable actions necessary to get on with
finding success in their given endeavor.
Keep this in mind – if you always feel comfortable it is
likely that you’re not giving your success the full chance
it deserves. If you are always comfortable, you may be
limiting yourself in ways you may not even fully realize.
Develop the mindset to try new things – always be on the
lookout for new opportunities and be willing to reach beyond
what you think you are capable of and go for it. Even in a
worse case scenario where it doesn’t work out, you’ve still
gained an invaluable life experience.
It is through trying new things that we grow to the point
where we realize that we’ve got every resource we need
inside us to live our perfect life.
– To your success, Josh Hinds