I went to a seminar for Amazing Women yesterday and the founder of the organization mentioned something that was so timely and spot on that I had to share it with you.
While her talk was about the destructive power of “Doubt,” and how to really have faith and believe in ourselves in order to truly become unstoppable; within her speech she mentioned something about being “uncomfortable” that really resonated with me. It was clear to me this was a woman who knew herself very well as she simply stated, “…if you’re uncomfortable, then that is a signal that you need to make a change.”
There are times in our lives when something that used to be comfortable or was one of our favorite things or pastimes, becomes uncomfortable. Whether it is your favorite pair of jeans that no longer fit or a financial, work, or personal relationship situation that no longer feels “right,” unfortunately, it is now uncomfortable and discretely stealing some if not all of your joy. But have you ever thought of this discomfort as a gift?
Yes, in this moment you’re not exactly happy (most uncomfortable people are not) but I challenge you to look at these moments of discomfort and instead of whining and complaining about your situation, really stop and embrace this discomfort as a sign.
A sign that you can do one of
two things: three
1. Make an adjustment
2. Let “it” go and start something or get something brand new
3. Keep complaining about your situation and become so negative no one wants to be around you
Many times this discomfort means we need to make an adjustment: start working out, make a minor change to our diet; approach our finances and relationships with an open mind and make a slight change for the better. Or this discomfort could also be sign that your season for those jeans or the work you a doing today has passed. It’s time for a new pair or a brand new gig.
It is often at this decision point where people often start to stall, as a result of their doubts and fears… falling into the trap of feeling powerless over their current situation. It’s time to reach out and have a conversation with your trusted source (God, family member, friend, mentor etc.) to help you determine what type of change you need to make.
In the end, it’s easier said than done, but figure out what you like and what makes you happy and make a change so that in each moment of each day you are truly comfortable; and if you’re not, then think of the discomfort as a gift…a sign that it’s time to make a change.