We need it.
We need discomfort in our lives because it’s the only way we grow and improve. We don’t improve ourselves when we do comfortable tasks that are easy.
Without discomfort, there is no growth.
We grow when we do things that make us uncomfortable, things that scare us even, things that force us to face our fears (like public speaking), things that are out of our comfort zone.
Ask yourself this question,
“If I did an uncomfortable task repeatedly over a period of time, would I still be uncomfortable doing it eventually?”
Most likely not, and you would have greatly reaped the benefits of doing that uncomfortable task over and over again. It doesn’t become uncomfortable anymore.
Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
The more you learn to be comfortable with discomfort, the more mentally and emotionally resilient you become. Your willpower increases. You’re not easily affected by stressful or uncomfortable situations. You’ll feel awesome and just be so much more positive because you’re pushing yourself to go out there to challenge yourself and prove to yourself just what you’re capable of.
There’s nothing more amazing than being able to say,
“I conquered my fear of public speaking”.
“I’m no longer socially awkward”.
“I’m not afraid of dogs anymore”.
Remember that doing uncomfortable tasks has benefits. You’re stepping out of your comfort zone and that’s always a good thing. So the more you sow, the more you’ll reap.
The more you speak to large audiences, the less afraid you’ll become. The more you socialize and talk to people, the better you get at socializing and interacting with others. The more time you spend with dogs, the more you realize that they look up to you for guidance and leadership. The more cold showers you take, the more alive and energized you’ll feel.
But it’s only possible if you take that first step and embrace discomfort as a means for growth. Strive for growth and improvement and your body will take good care of you. Discomfort is good for you. Embrace it and never stop growing.