Uncomfortable Won’t Kill You

by Annie

in defeating procrastination, motivate schmotivate

comfortable dog lying on dog bed

It’s Friday. And we all have better things to do than sit around reading about productivity on the web, right?

So let’s make this one short, sweet, and to the freakin’ point. A veritable bitch-slap of a wake-up call. A #FridayFont-lette of pajama-clad wisdom, if you will.

‘Cause we all have much better things to be doing today, right?

(Bingewatching season 2 of Sense8 and pretend-decorating my new beach pretend-mansion. Thanks for asking! You?)

We’re flawed human beings. Flawed and fabulous.

One of our most commonly shared flaws is that we hate being uncomfortable.

Seriously, think about it. How much energy and time do we spend trying to avoid situations outside our own strictly defined comfort zones?

We don’t lose weight, even though we know what we must do (for most of us) — eat less crap, move more.

Why? Because not eating the crap we love and working out more makes us uncomfortable.

We don’t quit smoking, even though it’s terrible for us, dangerous to our health, devastating to our finances.

Why? Because going through the process of quitting makes us uncomfortable.

We don’t work hard/long enough on writing our novels or screenplays — or, we do, but then when we’re finished, we endlessly revise and never actually send them out into the world.

Why? Because putting our work out there makes us uncomfortable.

We stay stuck because for whatever reason — even for reasons that don’t stand up to logic and critical thought — we feel more comfortable in the stuck place than in the unstuck place.

Where are you stuck?

Find the comfort in it.

Now, all you have to do is convince yourself of the truth: It may be uncomfortable to move out of it, but uncomfortable won’t kill you. And what’s on the other side is …

So. Much. Better.

photo credit: OakleyOriginals Sleepy Time via photopin (license)

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Bobbi June 5, 2017 at 12:18 am

“So. Much. Better.” That’s the key now isn’t? Believing without knowing – Acting without answers.

I discovered this post at the perfect moment in my life, thank you! Now to take the first step to the other side of where I am. 🙂

FYI – Didn’t read the title of the post before I started reading. The dog picture made me smile so I started in. Love that pic!

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