*This post is inspired by this recent statement made by Jasmine Star, “If I’m not uncomfortable, I’m not growing.”
How true, and wonderful, is that? If I’m not uncomfortable, I’m not growing.
Oh, how I could write a song about it! Or a blog post! Yeah, let’s stick to blog post :)
With me, it resonated profoundly. Kind of like, realizing you’ve been eating apples every day, then learning that that’s what keeps the doctor away. You know what I mean?
I recognized that this true statement has been applied to my life for going on 6 years.
Not saying that I’ve always (or even close to that) made the right choices, but that I’ve chosen the right response that has kept me growing, accountable, and kept me becoming the person I want to be.
And I’m not saying I’ve never back-slidden, or ever got into a comfortable rut, either. But I have someone keeping me accountable. And that’s my first point: my accountability partner. My hubby.
It was wildly uncomfortable to leave my ego and preference of privacy at the door when we first got together. I didn’t like opening up, or sharing how I truly felt, despite always prodding him about what he’s thinking about.
Honestly, sometimes it’s nice to not have to dissect our thoughts, choices, and goals and just truck along through life. But comfort doesn’t challenge us. Comfort doesn’t make us better people.
Let’s face it–it’s easy to stay put, and we tend to like easy. But is it right? Will it separate us from the crowd?
A workout is an uncomfortable choice that yields a much-wanted result. Budgeting every cent is uncomfortable, but keeps me making good money choices. It’s uncomfortable to wake up at 6am every morning, when I so badly just want to stay in the warm bed and snuggle with my littles instead, but it makes me more productive in every single area of my life. And we can find some snuggle time later.
It is this uncomfortable choice that will catapult us to such great heights. Let’s keep doing this. Let’s stay uncomfortable.
We can do this. *flexes bicep* I know we can :)