Every time I stand in front of a camera to make a video - I feel uncomfortable.
Every time I want to go to the gym - I feel uncomfortable.
Every time I sit down to write a blog post - I feel uncomfortable.
Are you the type of a person who will do whatever he or she can to AVOID discomfort?
Are you the type of a person who hates feeling uncomfortable...?
Doing anything worthwhile will require you to step OUTSIDE of your comfort zone.
And in fact, when you think about a goal or something you want to get or have - it is ALWAYS outside of your comfort zone.
We have a fetish
We like to imagine a fantasy that in order to get what we want, we'll just do couple of things that we feel comfortable with and voila - the result will be here.
And I've seen people almost want to negotiate with this, like a rich spoiled kid:
"Oh yea, that seems nice, that's something I would do..."
"No that's not something I feel comfortable doing... so I won't do it..."
Like the goal that you want to accomplish cares what you feel comfortable with or not.
To get what you want, it is PREDISPOSING that you'll need to do something that feels UNCOMFORTABLE.
It's like eggs in a cake.
There's no cake without eggs.
And in fact, the higher your achievement, the more UNCOMFORTABLE it feels to take the necessary action step.
The Critical Counter-Intuitive
We humans are comfort seeking creatures.
All we want to do is be comfortable.
We want to do as much as we can, with as little effort possible.
Our intuitive pull is always doing what feels the most comfortable and easy... and avoid what feels difficult and uncomfortable.
But that often just leads to failure in everything.
Our intuitive pull will almost always lead to failure.
One of my mentors taught me the concept of COUNTER-INTUITIVENESS.
He taught me that our intuitive feeling is designed to make us fail.
And that if we want to achieve any kind of success, it almost always involves us going COUNTER to what our intuitive pull tells us to do.
So if we want any kind of success, it requires us to go COUNTER to what our intuition is telling us to do.
I'd like to challenge you on something.
I'd like you to go do something RIGHT now.
Right now I want you to step into your bathroom, and...
Take a cold shower.
Every morning I take a cold shower.
Not because I like how I feel DURING the cold shower, but because of how I feel AFTER.
Before I'm about to turn the water to cold, I always feel uncomfortable. I'd rather not do it, skip it - and do it tomorrow.
And when I do turn it, and I feel the cold water running down my spine, I feel uncomfortable.
It doesn't feel good.
However, after I come out, I feel great.
I feel energised.
I feel ALIVE.
I'm ready for the day.
Taking a cold shower taught me 2 things:
When I need to make a video....
I don't think about it anymore.
I just turn on the camera and do it.
When I need to take a cold shower...
I don't think about it.
I just step in the shower and do it.
I got USED to it.
Where are you too comfortable?
So where in life are you becoming too comfortable?
Where are you getting so comfortable that it's dangerous?
Whatever it is, here's what I'd challenge you to do:
Take a SMALL step.
You probably know what you should do.
You have that thing in your mind. It's probably constantly popping back to your mind.
Whatever that thing is, go and take a SMALL step towards it.
If it's rejoining the gym, go pack your gym bag.
If it's up your reading, go find that book that you left unread.
If it's finishing a business project, go check out what's left to be done.
There's power in small steps.
What is your small step?
What will you do?
Let us know below!