Let’s be honest, no one actually likes being uncomfortable – that’s literally why its called being UN-comfortable because you aren’t comfortable, at all – not even a little bit.
The thing with humans as a whole is we’re actually really lazy. We love comfort, we love easy and we hate actually putting effort into things, we choose the quickest route to our destination, we take the elevator instead of the stairs, we order delivery instead of actually going out to eat and we get mad if our wifi is too slow. We are a society built on convenience and comfort! And that’s great if you are satisfied living an ordinary life but if you want something more out of your time on this planet then I hate to break it to you but being lazy and comfortable is not going to get you there.
You know that saying – “in order to achieve something you’ve never had you have to do something you’ve never done” well that could not be more true. You have to actually take the leap of faith you’ve been putting off, stop being afraid of what could go wrong and just jump. If you live your life scared to fail you are automatically sending that energy into the universe and guess what – you probably will!
In the last year I have quit 5 different jobs.. I had three separate terribly boring office jobs over the span of the year and I hated all of them equally, I had a serving job in a restaurant where I felt under appreciated and personally attacked by management constantly, and then earlier this year as most of you know I had my first job as a personal trainer in a corporate gym who’s sales tactics and values (if we can even call them that) did not line up with mine (I wrote a whole post on it) and to keep a long story short, it was awful. Was I terrified every single time that I quit one of those jobs? YES. Not only because I didn’t want to be jobless and broke but more so because I didn’t want the judgement that came along with quitting yet another job.. It made me uncomfortable to hear people close to me say “Oh look Lulu quit ANOTHER job”, it made uncomfortable to not know where my life was headed and it made me extra uncomfortable to think that I was going to have to scrape money together and dip into my savings to pay my bills.
But I didn’t let that stop me – I told everyone who questioned my sanity that I was not going to work somewhere that made me miserable and that I didn’t want to hear their opinions on my choices, I budgeted properly and did not spend unless I had to, I spent hours every day designing my own website by myself with no one’s help, I did my research and learned everything I needed to know about running my own business and I just went for it. Every job that I quit and every risk that I took led me to where I am now and damn am I happy that I lived through some of the worst jobs ever – in my opinion – to make me that much more grateful for where I am now.
Taking risks is not easy, it’s actually really hard to do for most people. Why would we give up our normal, ordinary and very comfortable live’s for possible failure and the total unknown? That’s crazy talk! Yes being uncomfortable and taking risks is really hard, I’ll agree with you on that one. But do you know what’s a hell of a lot harder in my opinion? Living your entire life passionless, in a job that you don’t love, making a pay check that doesn’t really allow you to do the things you’ve always wanted to do or see the things that you want to see. Did you know that 90% of the population does not own their own business. That means that 90% of you work for someone else, you have a boss and he or she probably has a boss and they probably have a boss and if you look high enough up the corporate ladder, somewhere at the top you will find a person who actually went for what they wanted in life and now they own a major corporation or company of some kind and they have people like you helping make their dreams come true.
If you work for anyone other then yourself you are helping someone else live out their dream.. Let that sink in for a second. Now go do something to change that because that is no way to live.
You probably need to keep your full time job for financial reasons and that’s fine but come home from your full time job and work on your full time goals. Stop being scared to stay home on a Friday night because you think people will judge you. Start reaching out to people who have succeeded in the industry or field that you want to succeed in. Get rejected, over and over and over gain (because you will) but don’t quit! Stop being scared to go for what you want because it’s not the norm, f*ck the norm! Create a world for yourself where being a goal chaser is more than normal. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.
If you invest the time, money and energy into yourself, your dreams and your goals success WILL come to you. Successful and motivated people want to be around other successful and motivated people. Imagine the kind of friends and relationships you will start to build if you just get out of your comfort zone and go for it.
Our comfort zone is the place where goals and dreams go to die, it may sound harsh (and it’s intended to) but it’s true. Don’t live the next 75 years passionless just to look back on your life and wonder what could have happened if you just took that one risk years and years ago. Do something now that your future self will thank you for. I did and look at my life now..
In the last three months I’ve tripled my income from what I was making in that – excuse my language – shit hole corporate gym. I have no boss, I wake up every day motivated and inspired, I get to help amazing, motivated people change their lives for the better and I have never felt so fulfilled. My life is so rewarding and anything but comfortable and if I’m being totally honest, I never want it to be comfortable again.
There is so much opportunity out there for everyone, you just have to want it bad enough to actually chase it. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable and thank me later.