In any given moment, we have two options – to step forward and out of our comfort zones towards growth, or to step back and land into our safety net. The latter is most definitely easier to do, however, it eliminates all possibilities of opportunities knocking at your door. It eliminates the chance to explore enriching experiences that can transform your life in multiple unforeseen ways. It eliminates the chance to push yourself and use your potential to the fullest. It eliminates privileges you aren’t even aware you have. It eliminates all that leads towards growth.
It is seemingly impossible to grow when you’re comfortable, so its imperative that you get comfortable being uncomfortable, for this is the best path to discover new tangents in life – tangents that will take us on a journey of growing through life instead of simply going through life. In this way you will become the best version of yourself.
When you finally decide to get uncomfortable and fly towards your dreams, you will have to eliminate everything that weighs you down; eliminate anger, distress, fear, hatred, stress and everything that rains your positive energy. Holding on to negative energy is like holding on to burning coal with the intent of throwing it at someone, but in the process all that happens is that you burn yourself. Holding on to any negative energy will only hinder your path towards growth. Release the negativity, for maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your inner peace, happiness, self-respect, morals, values, and most importantly, your self-worth.
And in time, growth will come, but not from being occasionally uncomfortable, it will come from being consistently uncomfortable; growth will not come from doing what you love occasionally, it will come from doing what you love consistently. It will not be easy. That is when you’ll know you’ve made the right decision – when things stop being easy. Just remember, you’re always ONE decision away from an entirely different life!