Dude…. life is rough sometimes. For all of us.
Whether you’re dealing with depression, grief, or anxiety, know that you’re not alone.
Going through hardship is normal and everyone deals with it, myself included.
During these sucky times, it’s useful to have some tools to help you cope.
So today, I’m going to talk about one of the most powerful tools I know for dealing with tough times.
What It Means to Be Successful
I would like to start by sharing that, right now, I’m going through a very emotionally challenging phase in my life. Fortunately, something is different this time: my relationship with discomfort.
Because of my latest personal development work, I understand that my ability to be uncomfortable is directly related to my ability to be successful.
Dreams and personal growth are achieved through hard work, and hard work is uncomfortable.
With this in mind, I have mind fucked myself into desiring discomfort instead of resisting it.
Essentially, I’m trying to be a sadistic weirdo and crave the pain instead of pushing it away because I know that this is the fastest way to grow.
I also know that resisting discomfort makes tough times a million times tougher. So stop resisting and let it be.
Granted, I am not perfect at this. There are plenty of times where I flail about and tell my pain, “Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop!!!”
But at the end of the day, I have accepted some times are just tough.
Lucky for us, tough times always present us with a lesson. And if we honor this time of discomfort and seek the lesson presented to us through less-than-ideal circumstances, then we grow.
And when we grow through hardship, we come out even stronger than before. And that’s what success means – to me, at least.
So I want to leave you with a mantra that I try to remind myself every morning when I’m going through a tough time:
“I want to be as uncomfortable as possible today.”
I know it sounds like it would only add to your misery, but watch how it actually lifts you up from the ashes.
When you desire discomfort instead of wishing it would go away, something beautiful happens:
The work gets done.
The lesson you need becomes apparent, and the pain, which has now served its purpose, goes away.
So, lean into it baby. Step toward your discomfort and try to be as uncomfortable as possible during this period.
Watch how this transforms your life.
Think I’m a super weirdo? Feel stuck in a rut? Leave me a comment below and let’s talk about leaning into your problems 🙂