Updated: Dec 23, 2020
Some people are happy and content never changing, never evolving their thinking or behaviors and that’s fine. But I’m not that kind of person… and I hope you’re not either.
I actually really enjoy getting older and a bit wiser, being able to share my growth and success with others so that they can learn and grow from my testimony. I find so much joy in giving knowledge to others that helps them grow in return. There’s something really special about that.
The reason why people often fail to change or reach their goal is because it requires some pain and sometimes a little or a lot of sacrifice. Agree? There are growing pains when we seek to go places other people don’t. But there is also so much reward if we endure until the end.
So, my #1 tip for you, if you’re like me and enjoy developing your strengths, setting and hitting goals, and reaching new heights:
GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE!
Go ahead and set your mind up for this. Be mentally prepared for the things that await you as you seek out the best version of you, your business, your relationships, whatever it is. Because it’s going to challenge your comfort level. It’s going to require your time, best efforts, sometimes your money, and the denial of your immediate need for pleasure. Go ahead and get that straight in your mind… right now.
I’m not saying to live in fear of what’s to come. We don’t have to fear. However, just like you save money for emergencies or keep batteries in the fire alarm just in case, likewise you should prepare your mind for things that could go wrong or challenge you to the point where you want to quit. Be ready for it, because the odds are likely. Growth in any area is hard work.
The thing is, there is NO growth without sacrifice of something. But what you need to decide ahead of time, before you start the journey towards whatever you’re seeking out, that you are Not going to quit. Not this time!
It’s going to get hard. At some point, you’re going to want to give it all up. You’re probably going to hear those nagging thoughts creep into your head that doubt your skills, your ability to be consistent, your talents, etc. But if you’re ready for that, you can identify these thoughts that you’ve been prepared for and say NOPE, I’ve been ready for this to come but I’ve made up my mind that I’m not going to quit now.
That my friends, is where growth starts to develop. You start with discipline in your thoughts and it will show through your actions.
So, I hope you know that this isn’t too scare you. It’s meant to challenge you. You are certainly capable of taking on new and exciting challenges. You are also strong enough to handle the problems that will come with it. Be prepared. Be diligent. DO NOT QUIT. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.