Are You Uncomfortable Yet?

Are You Uncomfortable Yet?

If the answer is an honest yes….go get uncomfortable some more. You’re doing well.

If the answer is no. or a hesitant maybe here is something to ask yourself today and any day when you are feeling particularly comfy.

What can I do today to make myself feel uncomfortable?

Definitely not a warm and fuzzy question is it? Kinda brings on a bit of disquiet in the gut, right?

It’s easy and natural to make excuses.

Excuses are like a cloak we hide our nakedness in.

All the reasons why we shouldn’t do something start flying into our brains when we start to think about doing something that means we have to step outside the familiar.

The first primate that stepped down from the trees and walked off into the savanna sure as hell felt that way.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all our ancestors who got uncomfortable enough to send us down the evolutionary road.

Now we owe it to them to be brave, muster up the courage and the grit to do that thing, we know in the deepest, truest part of us, we should do.

When we strip away all the excuses, and every reason we can come up with  not to do that thing….yes that thing…we begin that uncomfortable journey.

We don’t suddenly become empowered with devastating logic about why we shouldn’t do that thing….yes that thing…they are excuses.

Don’t apologize with excuses.

Don’t apologize at all.

When we  see our reasons as excuses that’s when we  step out into that new world of bright sunshine and flowing grasses, and soft breezes. We might get sunburned but oh that lovely sunshine!


Nick Grimshawe

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