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
* Josh Hinds is the author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out! and It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG!