What audacious goal do you have in mind for this month? When you think about it are you uncomfortable? Does it make you want to throw up?
This is a great sign that you are on the right track for growth.
To grow, there must be discomfort. In nature, when things grow, there is a breaking through that happens that I assume is uncomfortable. Breaking through the soil, breaking through new skin, breaking out of an egg…you get the picture.
Think about a time in your life when you grew the most. I’m certain that you were uncomfortable with whatever actions you had to do, but you did them anyway. You overrode your doubts and inner self-talk because you had a compelling reason why you wanted to grow.
You can see why so many of us don’t achieve our goals now, right? The brain wants certainty and comfort, not uncomfortable. Your brain will fight you on this and throw up every obstacle in the book to make you stop being uncomfortable.
My brain is currently fighting me on posting this article. It’s telling me that no one wants to hear what I have to say. I say, “brain, I see you, but sit down and be quiet. Someone needs to hear this today. They think they are broken because they can’t achieve their goal, but it’s just the way our human brain works.”.
Embrace the uncomfortable my friends. Create discomfort in your life by setting big ass goals. Tell your brain that “we’re doing this no matter what you say” and see what you can make happen in your life!
PS: I can help you if you need help figuring out how to get out of your own way. My calendar is here.